Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/8/12

The season is over for the Nashville Predators, and so begins an offseason of uncertainty for the Predators. The Phoenix Coyotes in some ways out-Predator'd Nashville. They played a stout defensive performance and only allowed one goal in the last two games of the series. In Game 5, Phoenix closed out the Predators, winning 2-1. Goaltender Mike Smith was excellent, making 32 saves overall in the win in the closing game. The Predators had chances throughout the series. Overall, Nashville outshot the Coyotes 159-136. They outshot the Coyotes in three of the five games.

Nashville had chances. Shea Weber rang a shot off the post in the second period. Alexander Radulov and Roman Josi had a chance in the same frame, but couldn't slide the puck past Smith.

The Predators now head to an offseason of large uncertainty. Defenseman Ryan Suter is slated to be an unrestricted free agent if he and the Predators can't come to terms by July 1. Weber will be a restricted free agent. Overall, the Predators have 15 restricted or unrestricted free agents listed on their roster.

Suter couldn't really discuss his status following the game.

"Right now I'm disappointed how (Monday) went," Suter said. "I haven't really thought about it."

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