Breaking Down the Possible Scenarios for Nashville Predators Playoff Push

The Predators are in the midst of a 17-game point streak but still have more work to do before they can cement a postseason berth to the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Mar 23, 2024; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) celebrates
Mar 23, 2024; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) celebrates / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
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Mar 23, 2024; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons (10) defends
Mar 23, 2024; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons (10) defends / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Worst Collapse in Preds History if they Miss the Playoffs

We're all used to the rollercoaster that is being a fan of the Nashville Predators, but nothing would prepare us for the heartbreak if this team lost say, 10 of their last 11 and allowed the Blues to move past them.

The way the Predators are playing right now, I can't even fathom this happening. However, it's not impossible.

You look at the remaining opponents for the Predators, seven of their remaining 11 games comes against teams currently outside of a playoff spot. That includes games against the Coyotes, Blue Jackets, Blackhawks and Penguins. A pretty favorable schedule, but there's also extremely difficult matchups against Vegas, Colorado, Boston and Winnipeg remaining.

This is team is just so laser focused right now, that I just can't even imagine this team losing nine or 10 of their last 11 games. Nothing about this point streak suggests it's a fluke. The entire team top to bottom has been playing well. They're not being carried by one or two players or just insanse goalie play by Juuse Saros. Everyone is contributing.

Maybe the Predators cool off a bit and lose a few of these remaining game, but that will be enough to keep them in a wildcard slot and return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Most fans from my poll question want the Winnipeg Jets as the first round opponent that the Predators have the best chance to defeat.