The Nashville Predators finished up practice today and headed out in order to get to Vancouver for Thursday's game one in the Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinal series. After waiting for most of the day for confirmation, Dan Rosen of NHL.com broke the news on Twitter at 2:02 p.m. Nashville time.
From a post at NHL.com, it doesn't sound like other dates will be released until later, possibly after tonight's games.
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The teams split four games this year with each team wining one and losing one on home ice. Their last meeting was in Nashville on March 29 when Alex Burrows scored two goals in rout to a Canucks 3-1 win that was the Western Conference clincher for them.
Earlier games included one on February 17, the Predators played one of their best games of the year, besting the Canucks 3-1. On March 3, in Vancouver, Pekka Rinne shut out Vancouver 3-0. The Preds' first meeting with the Canucks came on the road on January 22 when two third period Canuck goals sunk the Preds 2-1.
Here are early previews from NHL.com, the Predators, and a head to head statistical study from the Preds.
The short list of Vancouver media links incluses The Province, Vancouver Sun, Nucks Misconduct, Kurtenblog, The Canucks Way, and Canucks Hockey Blog. We will develop a longer list for the right column as the day wears on.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass