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Preds-Canucks Game 5 Analysis: Strength vs Strength

All the way back in Game 1, we looked at how both teams seemed to be able to throw some good punches (no, not the chirpy kind, though we’ve seen some of those, too). There were a lot of stretches where it’d look like the Canucks and Predators were taking turns with skating sprints down to the other team’s goal line, with several long sieges by Vancouver of the Nashville goal.

Vancouver held the edge in possession, yes, but Nashville wasn’t powerless against them–and for the first two games in Vancouver, that held pretty firmly to form.