Winnipeg Jets Return to Smashville Oct. 11th
The last time we saw the Nashville Predators play hockey it was in a devastating Game 7 loss to the Winnipeg Jets in the second round of the playoffs. The Predators/Jets rivalry has been one that has been growing more and more in the past few years. With Chicago’s lack of success the past few seasons, you could make a case that the Jets are Nashville’s new top rival.
With the ever-growing rivalry and the bad taste of that Game 7 loss still in their mouths, the Predators will be aiming to make a statement in their first meeting against the Jets. Both teams have high-powered, fairly young offenses, and two Vezina-caliber goalies between the pipes (congrats again on that Vezina win, Peks). Expect a lot of shots, a lot of speed, and a lot of mutual dislike. A lot like the playoff series, this game is going to come down to which team has the better goaltender that night. Every game against Winnipeg will be a fun watch this season, but there’s nothing quite like the first time.