Series breakdown: Ducks (4) vs. Predators (5)
The Predators may be the lower seed, but they arguably have more pressure on them to win a playoff series than the Ducks, who seemed to come from nowhere in the second half. Despite losing starting goalie Jonas Hiller to vertigo, Anaheim made a successful playoff run, thanks in large part to the terrific play of Perry (50 goals) and Selanne, who doubled his age (40) in points (80).
Nashville is 0-5 in franchise playoff appearances, and fans in the Music City are hungry for the team theme song to be something other than "Heartbreak Hotel" this time of year. The Preds have a top goalie and a stifling defense, but the Ducks have the hottest sticks in the game at the moment. Let the fun begin.