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Paul Gaustad

Predators win their first Game 7, but reward is San Jose

The Nashville Predators' celebration of a landmark moment in franchise history consisted of a few minutes of excitement in the Honda Center dressing room with a 14-year-old Nelly song blaring in the background.

By outlasting the Anaheim Ducks in a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night, the Predators won a playoff round for only the third time ever. Facing Game 7 pressure for the first time, they bent and scrambled, but never broke.

Their reward was the chance to go right back to work Friday on their Stanley Cup quest.

"I think that's all you can ask for, is another chance to start Game 1 in San Jose and work from there," Predators forward James Neal said....

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