NHL Playoffs 2011: Five Predictions for the Ducks' Opening Series

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NHL Playoffs 2011: Five Predictions for the Ducks' Opening Series
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When it comes to this lovely time of the year, hockey tends to vamp up to unprecedented intensity, and Anaheim's first-round showdown is no exception to this idea. 

After Anaheim struggled to barely hold onto their seventh seed, they ended up winning the last two games of their season, managing to wiggle up to the coveted fourth spot in the West ensuring their home ice advantage in round one.

Shortly thereafter, Nashville jumped a few spots and landed securely in the 5th seat, making the four versus five showdown the Ducks against the Predators for this postseason.

Anaheim fell to Nashville three of four games this season, so what is there to expect from this series?

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