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Predators to face Flames after best season since 2006

The Predators were able to get their best season record since 2006 following a last game win of 3-0 against the Avalanche. Never since their 109 points season were the Predators able to win 40 games during the regular season.

Once again, just like last year, the Nashville team will face fire on ice during the first playoff round. The Predators will have a chance to claw back at the current NEFHL champions and winners of the North-West division, the Calgary Flames.

The leading scorer of the team, Chris Stewart, ended the season with only 70 points in 76 games. However, collective scoring made up for Stewart's lower output since nine forwards were able to score 16 goals or more during the year.

Hope lies on the lap of young netminder Semyon Varlamov, who put up good numbers during the year with a GAA of 2.32 and a SV% of .908.