Nashville Predators: Top-Five Most Exciting Playoff Series

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 13: Goalie Manny Legace #34 of the Detroit Red Wings looks back as the puck slides between his legs for a goal by Vladimir Orszagh #33 of the Nashville Predators in the second period during game four of their first round Stanley Cup playoffs on April 13, 2004 at the Gaylord Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 13: Goalie Manny Legace #34 of the Detroit Red Wings looks back as the puck slides between his legs for a goal by Vladimir Orszagh #33 of the Nashville Predators in the second period during game four of their first round Stanley Cup playoffs on April 13, 2004 at the Gaylord Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /
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2016 – Predators vs. Sharks

After once again defeating the Anaheim Ducks in a seven-game series, the Predators had to face the thorn in their side that was the San Jose Sharks for so many years.

Like their first-round series with Anaheim, this series would go to seven games as well and be a grueling one. Even as a fan, it was hard to come out of viewing one of these games without busting a sweat.

Each team held serve in their home arenas throughout the series, a classic back-and-forth that makes playoff hockey so intesne.

Game 4 went to triple-overtime for a Predators win. They gave it all they had to hold serve at home in this series against the Sharks, who were full of superstars like Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski, Patrick Marleau and Brent Burns.

The Sharks took Game 5, but the Predators snatched another overtime win in Game 6 to even the series. They really did leave everything they had on the ice to get this to seven games.

The Predators did not fare well in Game 7. The grueling series took its toll on them, and they lost to the Sharks. The 5-0 defeat knocked the Predators out of the playoffs. It was unfortunate, but big things were on the way next season for the Predators.

Memorable Moments

Game 4 was the longest playoff game the Predators had ever played. Mike Fisher had the game-winning goal in the third overtime period.

Viktor Arvidsson scored his very first playoff goal in Game 6. It was also the overtime game-winner.