NASHVILLE PREDATORS POSTSEASON
The Nashville Predators began play in 1998 as one of four new expansion teams and the squad was placed in the Central Division of the Western Conference. In the Predators short history, they have already made the playoffs six times and built a talented young roster that looks to be a force in the postseason for years to come.
The Predators collected a solid core of veterans to pair with their young talent, such as Paul Kariya, Kimmo Timonen and Jason Arnott. These players were instrumental in the Predators early playoff runs and helped lay a foundation of postseason success.
In the 2006-07 season, the Predators had their best year by posting a 51-23-8 record and the second best mark in the Western Conference. Unfortunately, the team would fall to the San Jose Sharks in five games during the postseason. During the 2010-11 playoffs, the Predators celebrated a franchise milestone when the squad beat the Anaheim Ducks to notch their first-ever playoff series win. Though the team lost in the next round to the Vancouver Canucks, the Predators showcased that they were a new force to be reckoned with in the Western Conference.
With the team's recent success in the NHL postseason, Nashville fans have been energized by the Predators' growing Stanley Cup championship potential.
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