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Stanley Cup Daily 5/10: Winner Take All

The Preds at Jets are set to fight for a date against the Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference Final.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Each day during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Canes Country recaps the night before, previews the games for that night, and gives you game times and broadcast information.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Nashville Predators at Winnipeg Jets Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators (Series tied 3-3)

8:00 p.m. ET, NBCSN

  1. Do or Die: Like many had hoped, this series between the Jets and Preds will come down to a win or go home game seven. The tale of the tape in this series has been a peculiar one. The first team to score a goal has one five of six games thus far, but the road team has been dominant over the past few games. Winnipeg went into Nashville in game five and took a big 3-2 series lead. They were favored at home in game six, but it was the Predators who clinched a game seven on home ice tonight. The road teams have gone 4-2 in this series and the Jets are 2-1 on the road
  2. The Goalies: Yes, the goalies will, yet again, be the matchup to watch tonight. Pekka Rinne and Connor Hellebuyck have been alternating brilliant performances. If the trend continues, Hellebuyck may be in for a big night, but as we know, anything can happen in a game seven. Rinne certainly has the edge in experience, thanks in large part to a long, grueling playoff run last season.
  3. Back and Forth: No team has won consecutive games in this series. Starting in game one, Winnipeg won, just for Nashville to win game to, and it’s gone back and forth ever since. Again, trends suggest that the Jets are the team of fate, but there’s more to it than that. Pete Laviolette group has been there and done it, and they have the experience on their side. Winnipeg’s group is a bit younger and faster, so perhaps the youth will prevail in game seven. -Brett Finger