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Since I spent about 33 years living in Nashville--and, for the past 30 years, have lived only about 30 or 35 miles southeast of there, in Murfreesboro--I naturally am pulling for the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Of course, they lost rather badly Thursday night (6-0).

My guess is that the Predators will win game 6--not because I am some sort of cheerleader, but because the home team has won every game in the Finals so far. (The home team actually has an enormous, 24-6 advantage in goals scored.)

Moreover, every time a team has lost by six or more goals in the playoffs this year (it has happened three times), it has won the following game.

But that would only push it to a seventh game.

And for the same reason that I would favor the Predators in Game 6, I would favor the Penguins in Game 7.

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I hope Crosby and Malkin get raped by a mountain lion.
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Being a Flyer fan, I am required, by law, to hate the Penguins...

...but I am also not a fan of expansion teams which dilute the gameplay (the league should have about 20 teams...tops)...

I'm not really rooting for either, but I'll have to go with Nashville since the Penguins can kiss my Philly a$$...
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I just Googled '2 Girls 1 Cup' and saw a pic of Crosby and Malkin.

Have I mentioned I hate Crosby and Malkin?
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Well, I was mistaken: The Predators did not win Game 6, in Nashville, as I had supposed.

Still, I am not certain that it would have been better had I been correct, with the Predators losing Game 7 instead...
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Preds were robbed of a goal. F*ckin' blind refs.

I'm sure the refs were briefed this morning how to call the game. The league always wants a big market team to win.

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Here's the epic bs call by the refs that potentially cost the Preds the game.

No f*ckin' way that whistle shoulda been blown.

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Here's the epic bs call by the refs that potentially cost the Preds the game.

No f*ckin' way that whistle shoulda been blown.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkYZJPJqI4U
Basically, it was a one-goal game: With just 1:35 remaining, Patric Hornqvist (a Penguin) slapped a shot off the elbow of Predators' goalie Pekka Rinna--the former was behind the goal, so he had no direct shot--and into the net.

The Predators immediately pulled their goalie, in order to gain a 6-5 advantage in attackers. The trade-off, of course, is that there is no longer a net minder present; and this led to a Penguins' breakaway goal, making the final 2-0.

Had the Predators' first-period goal not been rescinded--and had everything gone just the same as it did--it would have probably led to overtime. (But it is unsure if everything would have been just the same.)

The rationale for the officials' rescinding the Predators' first-period goal was that they (supposedly) had whistled the play dead, just before the goal was scored, since one official could no longer see where the puck was. And that is, indeed, in keeping with the rule.

The officials said that the crowd noise simply drowned out the whistle.

But I watched the play on instant replay, and I never could hear the whistle.

I have to wonder if this was just a CYA thing by the officials...
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$patting myself on the back$

I got to photograph Bob Gainey with the Stanley Cup the first time it was west of the Mississippi when the Stars won!
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