Live Blog: Anaheim Ducks vs. Nashville Predators Game 1

Kyle NicolasContributor IApril 14, 2011

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 13:  Matt Beleskey #39 of the Anaheim Ducks is pursued by Martin Erat #10 of the Nashville Predators for the puck in the first period of Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 13, 2011 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Hey everyone! Bleacher Report Featured Columnist Kyle Nicolas here and it's my privilege to cover the first game of the Western Conference Quarterfinals series between the Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators.

It's been called the matchup of teams nobody wanted to play in the first round. What better way to deal with them than have them face each other!

NHL On The Fly even stated yesterday that it might be the most exciting series in the Western Conference that will get the least attention from the media.

In the battle between Anaheim's high-power offense, led by Rocket Richard trophy winner Corey Perry, and the stingy Nashville defense, lead by juggernaut Shea Weber.

The Predators dominated the season series between these two, going 3-1 on the year against the Ducks, but everyone will tell you, playoffs are completely different. 

I apologize ahead of time if there's a long period of time between updates, as I'm currently out of the TV market for the game, so I'm watching via an online stream. Hopefully this doesn't hold me back too much.

Face-off is slated for just a little after 10:30pm so sit back relax, and enjoy the game!

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