There may have been only one NHL game on Saturday night, but the Nashville Predators
made some history as they finally won a game when their season was on the line. Thanks to the heroics of players such as Joel Ward
and David Legwand
, the Predators forced a Game 6 in the Western Conference Semifinals with a pulsating 4-3 win at Vancouver.
So, while the Eastern Conference Finals are set (No. 3 Boston vs. No. 5 Tampa Bay), things are still very unsettled in the West as the Detroit Red Wings
also extended their series with the San Jose Sharks
on Friday night.
Here's your daily NHL.com Reading List for a set of quick links to some of the stories you won't want to miss:
Rinne understands significance of Saturday's win
knew going into Rogers Arena on Saturday that Game 5 against the Vancouver Canucks
was a big one because it was the first time in Predators' history that they were facing elimination in the second round. Following the 4-3 win, which was backed by Rinne's 31 saves, the goaltender labeled it the biggest game in franchise history. Dan Rosen reports from Rogers Arena