The Pens win it in six.
I said Nashville would go all the way but after game 5, even though I didn’t want to admit it, I had a sinking feeling that the Pens were going to win the series. They were on fire and I couldn’t see them taking their foot of the gas. They looked as if they could taste victory and they weren’t going to let it slip away.
As good as Rinne was in game 6, he just wasn’t good enough. Had the Preds won game 6 and went on to win the series, I believe Rinne would have been the MVP. As it was however, Sidney Crosby was named Playoff MVP for the second year in a row. And, he deserved the praise. He really did lead his team to victory.
Thanks to the Predators fans for helping to make the playoffs so much fun. I think everyone, except for the preds competitors, looked forward to the games played in Nashville. The fans really embraced the opportunity.
Next up? Vegas Baby! It’s the NHL Expansion Draft and I just can’t wait.