Nashville Predators: Top Five Teams In Franchise History

NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 09: Paul Gaustad
NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 09: Paul Gaustad /
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(Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)
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That oh so sweet win over the Ducks

Just the third playoff series win in franchise history, the Predators had the number of the Ducks again. This one is still sweet.

The series was brutal. A roller coaster of emotions that I don’t wish on anyone. If you recall, the Predators stole the first two games of the series at Anaheim, and it had fans prematurely thinking it was wrapped up. After the Ducks did the unthinkable by stealing two in Nashville, I about lost all control. Revenge for the Ducks was within reach when they took the 3-2 series lead. What makes this Predators team one of the greatest is how they somehow reeled off two in a row to steal the series, and crush Ducks fans everywhere.

Another great Sharks team ended the magic for a depleted Predators team. They had given everything they had, and came up just short of a conference finals berth. A lot of fans are lying if they say they expected to go into San Jose and win that Game 7. We just weren’t there yet.

This season marks Filip Forsberg‘s burst onto the scene with 33 goals and Shea Weber’s last season in Nashville. It’s also the season that James Neal became forever legendary in Predators history.