It would be a struggle for the Nashville Predators to grace the idea of advancing to the second round. The Carolina Hurricanes—the best team in the 2021 season’s makeshift Central Division—were about as tough as they come. It’s now been more than a week since the heartbreaking overtime loss in Game 6, and I’ve had ample time to gather my thoughts on the matter.
While I predicted that the Canes would win in six games, I didn’t think it would be in this fashion. The Predators scratched and clawed their way to two victories, each coming in double overtime, and at times gave Carolina fits at even-strength.