Nashville Predators Improbably Reach Stanley Cup Finals on Colton Sissions Hat Trick

By Anthony Blake

It’s been a long time in the making – 18 years to be exact – but the Nashville Predators have finally reached the Stanley Cup Finals after a 6-3 win in Game 6 over the Anaheim Ducks.

Their season filled with firsts has yet another achievement to point to after the improbable hero, Colton Sissions, netted a hat trick to cement the victory.

This feisty No. 8 seed out west just wouldn’t take no for an answer in any series thus far, and they’ve overcome steep odds as well as injuries to get there.

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But despite Ryan Johansen requiring untimely emergency surgery, the Preds still reached one half of their ultimate goal on Monday night – and they were prepared to celebrate.

This fun ride will continue into June for a team that not many could have foreseen going this far.

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