The Nashville Predators would probably like to forget that game 5 against the Winnipeg Jets ever happened.
Nashville, despite not scoring in the first period, dominated the game early. But a disastrous second period (that sounds familiar) created a hole the Preds were unable to climb out of on Saturday night.
The Preds’ collective backs are now against the wall, as they face an elimination game in Winnipeg on Monday night.
But defenceman P.K. Subban isn’t sweating the matchup. He knows the Preds were playing in Winnipeg on Monday night regardless of the outcome of Saturday night’s affair.
— AtoZSports Nashville (@AtoZSports) May 6, 2018
Some folks might look at Subban’s comments as a guarantee. But I look at it as more of a confidence thing — which the Preds better have plenty of on Monday night. Otherwise their dreams of winning the Stanley Cup will come to an end.
Preds coach Peter Laviolette, by the way, echoed Subban’s sentiments after the game.
Coach Laviolette: “We had to go to Winnipeg anyway, right? …There’s no group I’d rather go win one game with.” #Preds
— Brooks Bratten (@brooksbratten) May 6, 2018
Nashville knew this was going to be a tough series against one of the best teams in the NHL. It sounds like they have all intentions of making this thing go the distance.
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