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Manitoba’s Hope Lies Solely in the Nashville Predators

WINNIPEG, MB. – Manitoba’s only hope for a Stanley Cup visit (or two) is held tightly in the hands of the Nashville Predators.

Following a 3-2 overtime loss to the defending Cup-Champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, Winnipeg’s Mark Stone and his Ottawa Senators were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, propelling the Penguins to yet another all-American showdown in the final round of this year’s playoffs.

Winnipeg’s Colin Wilson and Binscarth’s Cody McLeod will be in tough against Sidney Crosby and the other boys in yellow.

Following a four-game sweep of the cup-favourite Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville easily handled St. Louis and Anaheim en route to the first Stanley Cup appearance in franchise history.

Wilson and McLeod have each dressed in 12 playoff games for the Predators so far, with Wilson picking up two goals and four points, while McLeod has a couple fighting majors to his name amongst his only goal and 23 penalty minutes.

Both Wilson (27) and McLeod (32) will be looking for their first career Stanley Cups. The action gets underway from Pittsburgh on Monday, May 29th at 7:00 P.M. All games can be seen live on CBC and NBC.

– Carter Brooks, MyToba Sports

Carter Brooks is a news writer/reporter and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Carter spent time with The Hockey News Magazine in Toronto, and currently writes sports for Game On Magazine and SEVEN Magazine. On top of reading and writing, coaching hockey is his favourite pastime.
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