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NHL LiveWire: Ducks at Predators, Game 6

Nashville coach Peter Laviolette, Anaheim assistant Paul MacLean mic'd up in Western Conference Final

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NHL LiveWire: ANA vs. NSH, Gm6

Ducks, Preds mic'd up for raucous Game 6

Listen in as the Predators finish off the Ducks in Game 6 in Nashville to advance to the first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history

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Each day through the third round, NHL LiveWire will take fans inside the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Coach's analysis: Predators' depth proved decisive against Ducks

Former NHL assistant Perry Pearn says unsung players stepped up for Nashville in Western Conference Final

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

For additional insight into the Western Conference Final between the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators, NHL.com has enlisted the help of Perry Pearn to break down the action from the Predators' perspective.

Pearn, 65, has worked 22 seasons as an NHL assistant with the Vancouver Canucks, Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets. He began his NHL career as an assistant in Winnipeg in 1995-96.

Pearn also has a gold medal as coach (1993) and two golds as an assistant (1990, 1991) with Canada's national junior team at the IIHF World Junior Championship.

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Coach's analysis: Predators were clutch against Ducks in Game 6

Former Blues coach Davis Payne applauds play of Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne, penalty kill in Western Conference Final

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

For additional insight into the Western Conference Final between the Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators, NHL.com has enlisted the help of Davis Payne to break down the action. Payne will be checking in throughout the series.

Payne, 46, was coach of the St. Louis Blues from 2010-2011. The Blues were 67-55-15 under Payne.

He joined the Los Angeles Kings as an assistant on the staff of Darryl Sutter in the summer of 2012 and was with the Kings until this past April. He was on their coaching staff during their Stanley Cup championship run in 2014.

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5 Reasons: Why Ducks were eliminated

Third-period struggles, key injuries major causes of loss to Predators in Western Conference Final

by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Correspondent

The Anaheim Ducks overcame their recent Game 7 woes in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but they still haven't found a way past the Nashville Predators.

The Ducks won Game 7 in the Western Conference Second Round against the Edmonton Oilers at Honda Center after losing in Game 7 at home in each of the previous four years. But they lost in six games to the Predators in the best-of-7 conference final to fall to 0-3 all-time against Nashville in the postseason.

Here are 5 reasons the Ducks were eliminated:

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5 Reasons: Why Predators advanced

Filip Forsberg's production, Pekka Rinne's goaltending helped Nashville defeat Ducks to reach first Stanley Cup Final

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators won the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks in six games to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since beginning play in 1998.

The Predators have not lost back-to-back games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season. They have won six playoff series in their history, three of them this postseason.

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P.K. Subban, Predators get chance to make history together

Defenseman will have opportunity to win Stanley Cup in first season after being traded to Nashville

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

NASHVILLE -- P.K. Subban loved his seven seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, from the history to the city to the fans. Then on June 29, he went to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber in a blockbuster trade of superstar defensemen.

Eleven months later, Subban stood in the Predators locker room wearing a Western Conference championship hat and T-shirt, and now he will do something he never had the chance to do in Montreal: Play in the Stanley Cup Final. The Predators will face the Ottawa Senators or Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 on Monday.

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Smashville's famous fans celebrate Predators reaching Stanley Cup Final

Big crowds, notable supporters rally behind Nashville during playoffs

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Nashville was rocking Monday night after the Predators clinched their first Stanley Cup Final berth in franchise history, and the well wishes were coming from all over.

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P.K. Subban's family goes nuts after Predators win

Nashville's first Stanley Cup Final berth was cause for celebration

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Celebrations broke out all around Nashville when the Predators defeated the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 on Monday to advance to their first Stanley Cup Final. The Subban household may have had them all beat.

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Colton Sissons raises game for Predators in series-clinching win

Forward scores hat trick against Ducks in Game 6 after up-and-down season to put Nashville in Cup Final

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- It's going to be difficult for forward Colton Sissons to top the performance he had in a 6-3 win against the Anaheim Ducks that sent the Nashville Predators to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time.

Sissons was forced into a larger role during the past two games with injuries to forwards Ryan Johansen and Mike Fisher, and he responded with his first Stanley Cup Playoff hat trick in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final.

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Dream season continues for Predators

Nashville hopes party isn't over after advancing to Cup Final with win vs. Ducks in Game 6

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

NASHVILLE -- Music City is about its sounds, from the live country songs playing in the honkytonks on Broadway, to the lively hockey crowds roaring inside Bridgestone Arena.

Well, Monday night, Music City heard a sound it never had before.

With a 6-3 victory against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final, the Nashville Predators clinched their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Final.

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