NHL Playoffs 2011: Sharks-Red Wings and Canucks-Predators News and Analysis

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NHL Playoffs 2011: Sharks-Red Wings and Canucks-Predators News and Analysis
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Unfortunately, the epic goaltending battle between Pekka Rinne and Roberto Luongo has come to an end.

In a series where fans were constantly left wondering whether anyone was ever going to score, the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Nashville Predators in six games.

Despite the surprisingly raucous crowd in Tennessee, the Canucks took control of the game from the get-go and managed a 2-1 victory over the Preds.

Now, Vancouver is left waiting for its next opponent as San Jose and Detroit continue to slug it out.

The Sharks and Red Wings hit the ice for Game 6 this evening at 8 p.m. Eastern time in what is Detroit's third consecutive elimination game.

Detroit has home-ice advantage and momentum on its side while San Jose has history. Should be fun to watch.

Make sure to check back throughout the day as I provide analysis and news of the NHL playoffs. Also, for more NHL news, check out Bleacher Report's NHL Page

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