After Nino Niederreiter and and Mark Streit have already played the first playoff game, Josi will start his playoffs tonight against the Anaheim Ducks. The chances are good for the team from Nashville, to beat the the Ducks, as they have won two out of three regular season meetings and the Nashville roster seems to be better prepared for the playoffs. We have analysed the series and know the reason for a possible victory against the Ducks from Anaheim.
- The Predators play conservative defensive hockey and this makes it difficult for the attacking team to get high quality chances. The Preds therefor are very efficient in turnovers and can bring an opposing team to desperation.
- Pekka Rinne is thought of one of the league’s best goaltenders and with the defensive wall built up by Josi and co. he can be unbeatable even though he has never managed to advanced passt the second playoff round. The question is, how much is there left in the tank of Pekka? As he has been playing the second most minutes on ice of the entire league.
- Roman Josi is considerd as the Predators main weapon in the playoffs, as he has the ability to transition from defense to offense and then leading the attack! He is usually paired with Shea Weber to create one of the best (if not THE best) defensive duo of the entire league!
A lot of advantages for Josi and his Predators against the Anaheim Ducks, who have ended the regular season on the second place. Josi will have the biggest chance of all the Swiss players in the playoffs, to reach the conference semis and he himself will be playing as key factor for success against Anaheim! We believe in Josi and his ability’s to lead his team to victory and think that he will be able to win the series against the favorised Ducks, with a series score of 2-4!