Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 4/6/12
Photo Credit: John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images Nothing was settled coming into Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Stars, but one thing was for sure: If Nashville wanted to attempt to grab the 4th seed in the Western Conference and home ice advantage, they HAD to win against the Stars. On top of Pekka Rinne’s 28 save shutout, Nashville officially eliminated the Dallas Stars 2-0 in front of the 25th regular season sell-out of the year. Coupled with a 2-1 Detroit Red Wings loss to the New Jersey Devils, the Nashville Predators currently hold the 4th place spot by 1 point of the Wings. Grabbing at least one point against the Avalanche on Saturday, the Predators would have home ice advantage for only the third time in franchise history. After a scoreless 40 minutes where the Stars and Predators played a brisk back and forth game, Francis Bouillon broke the scoreless tie and gave the Nashville Predators a 1-0 lead at 4:28 of the third after a beautiful tipped puck past Kari Leht...
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