Nashville Predators Stanley Cup Final 2017 – Next Monday the Nashville Predators will play in the first round of the Stanley Cup finals against the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins. The Nashville Predators Stanley Cup Final 2017 starts fine when the franchise is on the road. This year the team began the first three playoff series away from home. Each time won the Game One.
Nashville Predators Stanley Cup Final 2017 starts from Game One
Nashville has developed a comfort zone on the road and embraced the opposing atmospheres at the Chicago Blackhawks, the St. Louis Blues and the Anaheim Ducks in the conference final. “I think it is just our mentality within the room,” Predators defenseman Matt Irwin told reporters on Saturday before the team traveled to Pittsburgh. “We can play anywhere against anyone. We know what is at stake in Game One; it is an opportunity for us to get off on the right foot. It is just another game for us, that is the way we look at it“.
“I think that you can pull confidently from that”
The young team went 16-15-2 in their final 33 away games and are 5-3 away from home during the playoffs. “I think that you can pull confidence from that,” coach Peter Laviolette said. “We know that we can enter into the House of anyone and win. The Game One is our strength. We will have to win a race on the road. We knew we had to win some road games.”
Nashville will have waited seven days since they defeated the Ducks in the conference final before getting back on the ice at Pittsburgh s PPG Paints Arena to start the championship series. But the rest has served the Predators well during the playoffs. They had six days off after sweeping Chicago in the first round and five days after beating the Blues in the second round.
The only concern seems to be the break. Colin Wilson hopes the team can respond well. The Nashville Predators Stanley Cup Final 2017 begins and is vital.