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Predators ready for next step: Playoff series' win

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The Nashville Predators are in position to take the biggest step in franchise history.

The team best known for being just good enough to make the playoffs but go no further can advance to its first Western Conference semifinals with a win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 Sunday.

Nashville grabbed a 3-2 lead in this opening series in dramatic fashion Friday night in Anaheim, rallying for a 4-3 overtime win. It was the Predators' first victory in a Game 5, their first postseason OT win and their first time to win three games in a series.

Forward Joel Ward says the Predators' goal is to finish off the series at home.

The Ducks are trying to regroup and avoid losing their third opening-round series in seven appearances.

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