Guest column: Record-setting Predators failed when it matters most

Party Fowl Online Ads 01By John Glennon, guest columnist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In the end, maybe it was fitting that this utterly unpredictable playoff series ended on the strangest of all notes.

Who could have predicted, for instance, that the goaltender likely to win the Vezina Trophy this summer would have melted down in the opening period of Thursday's Game 7 loss?IMG 8671

Who could have guessed the Predators team that busted its collective backside for half a year – all in the name of capturing home-ice advantage – would drop three of four second-round games in Nashville to the Winnipeg Jets?

The only thing that made perfect sense by the time Winnipeg completed its 5-1 victory over the Predators was this: The better team was moving on.

In their own way, the Jets were more convincing beating the Predators in seven games in a conference semi-final than Pittsburgh was in beating Nashville in six games in the Stanley Cup Final last season.

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