The San Jose Sharks have their work cut out in front of them. Goaltender Evgeny Nabokov will be needed and on top of his game to beat the Predators. Nabokov kept a 2.29 goal against average in 50 games with 7 shutouts this season. On the attack side don't be fooled by Joe Thornton's 114 points of the regular season. He shouldn't be much of a factor. The former Boston Bruins have scored only 1 goal in the playoffs during his entire career. He burns the league during the regular season then vaporizes during the playoffs. Patrick Marleau and Jonathan Cheechoo will have to drag this team during the playoffs if they want to advance.
The Predators winning in 6 games.