Predators take down Ducks to advance to first Stanley Cup

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In their 18th season, the Predators are playing for their first Stanley Cup, and the contributions of their Admirals alumni are a big reason why. "It's certainly something that everyone dreamed of as a kid".

"It feels good, man, I'm not going to lie", Sissons said afterward, according to an article.

Surreal also would describe what was going on inside and outside the arena.

But Sissons, who scored on the third shot of the game, scored twice in a wild third period to give the Predators a 3-2 lead at 3:00 and then 4-3 three minutes later.

Well, they were right with the Nashville Predators doing their best LA Kings impersonation by dominating the Western Conference from the 8th seed. Look no further than Smashville, a.k.a Bridgestone Arena and the fans that fill it. "It's something that has been pretty cool to see". But it was goalie Pekka Rinne who was mostly responsible for a 6-3 series-clinching win on Monday. He's been the Predators' starting goalie since the 2008-09 season and has now become their most valuable playoff performer.

Anaheim's offensive leaders in the series were defencemen Sami Vatanen (1 G, 4 A) and Cam Fowler (1G, 3 A), though Vatanen was buried in his own end for most of the series, finishing with a 36.5 CF%.

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"I think, if you believe you're beaten, you're done already", Anderson said. "You have been holding it back, and in the back of your head you've been thinking about the finals, and then when the buzzer goes off, it's an awesome feeling". He is 1-1 with a.905 save percentage and 2.90 goals against average this post-season.

"When I got traded, I said it". Our fans are wonderful, a great group of guys. "It doesn't matter what the injuries are, who the other team is, what the score of the series, or even the game is". The Ducks have won five consecutive Pacific Division titles during a remarkable run of consistent excellence, but they've also won only five ensuing playoff rounds and never played for the Cup in that half-decade stretch.

But the Anaheim fightback was the cue for a decisive burst of scoring that began when Sissons smashed in a one-timer from the left circle after good work by Calle Jarnkrok. And it seems there's somebody new each and every night who steps up and gets the job done. Sissons had only scored eight goals in the regular season and Watson have five. Anaheim went 0 for 8 in its final two losses, capping a 2-for-34 performance in the final 11 games of the postseason. But Rinne, who has been the best goalie in the playoffs, once again put on a spectacular show. "I think he even expanded that in the playoffs". Taking on the hard jobs, blocking shots, taking hits, giving hits, fighting people.

It is the third different team Nashville coach Peter Laviolette will take to the Cup finals. The win sends Nashville to its first-ever Stanley Cup Final.

They've earned these breaks by eliminating teams in unflinching ways and by winning road games in tough situations. He has been in the National Hockey League since he accepted a job with the now-defunct Atlanta Flames as an administrative assistant in 1972. He posted a less-than-impressive.906 save percentage in 14 games previous year, including 12 goals against on 71 shots (.831) in the final three games of a second-round loss to San Jose.