The Nashville Preds could’ve been playing their last game of the season on Monday night, but they were confident before they cruised past the Winnipeg Jets in game six that they would force a game seven in Nashville.

The confidence that oozed from the Preds after a woeful game five loss wasn’t just lip service — everyone in the locker room knew they’d leave Winnipeg with a win.

And that’s exactly what Nashville did, winning 4-0 behind two goals each from Filip Forsberg and Victor Arvidsson.

Preds coach Peter Laviolette acknowledged after the win that teams often try to exhibit confidence, even when it really isn’t there.

Laviolette, however, said that wasn’t the case for Nashville.

P.K. Subban, who basically guaranteed a game six win for the Preds, said he was speaking for the entire Nashville locker room when he made his comments on Saturday night.

Nashville better find some of that confidence in game seven on Thursday night.

The Preds have only won one game during this series in Nashville. Surprisingly, they’ve been better on the road than they’ve been at home.

But that’s going to have to change on Thursday night if they’re going to keep this playoff run going.

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