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Third round predictions here: https://mzrc.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/2016-17-stanley-cup-playoffs-predictions-conference-finals/

(WC2) Nashville Predators vs. (2) Pittsburgh Penguins

The Nashville Predators defeated the Anaheim Ducks in 6 games.

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Ottawa Senators in 7 games.

This is a tough call. On one hand, the Preds have handled three very good teams and for the most part, did so handily. But, they have injuries piling up. But so does the Pens. The Preds are better than the Sens, though, and the Sens were a goal away from beating the Pens. I don’t know – it’s really tough. If the Preds win, they’re probably the most worthy champions in a while – they’d have gone through Chicago, St. Louis, Anaheim, and Pittsburgh – not one of those teams is a slouch. I’m going to pick the Preds, but it’s really a tossup at this point.

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