Ok, so I may be cheating a bit because I’m writing this a little before the 10 minute mark of the 1st period, but I know where my thoughts lie on these two teams so little of what I see will sway my opinion for the rest of this game.
#3 Coyotes vs. #4 Predators
The big bad wolves are gonna try to silence the Music City kitties in what could be one of the most exciting matchups this round. Both teams boast BIG GOALTENDING and it really comes down to who can stop the puck more consistently. Players to watch:
Coyotes – Mike Smith, Radim Vrbata, Keith Yandle, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Lori Korpikoski, and Mikkel Boedker
Predators – Pekka Rinne, Alex Radulov, Shea Weber, Ryan Suter, Martin Erat, Paul Gaustad, and David Legwand
Prediction: Preds in 6