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Canucks hold off Nashville 2-1 in game 6, advance to the WCF


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Courtesy of ESPN

Two first period goals is all it took for Vancouver as they kept Nashville at bay and allowed only one goal, giving them just enough to advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 1994

Special Teams:

Powerplay – 0 for 5, 0%
Powerplay For The Series – 1 for 21, 4.8%
Powerplay For The Playoffs – 7 for 47, 14.9%

Penalty Kill – 2 for 3, 67%
Penalty Kill For The Series – 14 for 18, 77.8%
Penalty Kill For The Playoffs – 27 for 40, 67.5%

Best Play of the Game: Mason Raymond getting JUST enough on his dipsy-doodle tuck-in to get the puck right off of Pekka Rinne’s leg and into the net to give Vancouver the 1-0 lead in the first

Worst Play of the Game: Call it diving, call it embellishing, call it an awful call, however Jordin Tootoo gets his face hauled down as he passes over the blue line and gets called for “embellishment” and sent to the box. What happens then? Daniel Sedin scores quickly to give the Canucks a 2-0 lead.

Players (Good and Bad) of the Game:
The Good: Ryan Kesler – Whew….you never want to be in the way of a freight train as it’s hauling down the tracks, and right now Kesler’s roll in the second round of the playoffs is exactly this. Kesler led the way again tonight with 2 assists and nearly single-handedly took the Canucks into the conference finals. It’ll be interesting to see what he does there.

The Bad: Patric Hornqvist – Less than 10 minutes on the ice tonight (9:49 officially)…where was he tonight? The only person who had less time was Blake Geoffrion. So, I’m a little confused as to what happened, however this was DEFINITELY not the night to be a passenger

My Preds #1 Star: David Legwand – Mr. Day 1 gave Nashville their only goal of the game and had quite a few chances throughout, just a shame they couldn’t get the second one

Synopsis: I’m proud of the Nashville Predators.

My Prediction for Game 6: 4-2 Predators (Regulation)
Real Outcome: 2-1 Canucks (Regulation)

Series Record: 4-2, Vancouver wins series

Thanks for reading!

~KM