Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 4/24/12
Our Western Conference Semifinals break down of the #3 Phoenix Coyotes vs the #4 Nashville Predators VS Who’s better? OFFENSE - NASHVILLE If you’re breaking this down by statistics so far out of the first round results, it would be a near push between both of these teams. Nashville man-handled a veteran Detroit team who had a ton of offensive talent up-front, good defense in their top d-line, and good goaltending. The Predators averaged 2.75 5-on-5 goals for/against the Wings over their 5 game series and scored 13 goals overall on Jimmy Howard. Phoenix took care of a fairly young Chicago team who played a high-flying offensive game just like Detroit, had a great top defensive pairing, and shaky goaltending. The Coyotes averaged only 1.10 5-on-5 goals for/against the Blackhawks over their 6 game series and scored 17 goals overall on Corey Crawford. Alexander Radulov, Gabriel Bourque, and David Legwand were the offensive juggernauts for the Preds, contributing 13 points in the 5 ga...
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