Last spring, the Nashville Predators played host to the NHL draft. This spring, the sixth-year expansion club hopes to host some Stanley Cup playoff games.
"People are getting a little excited down here," said coach Barry Trotz, whose team has gotten off to a best-ever 12-10-1 start as they begin a three-game road trip in Carolina on Wednesday. "We know it's a marathon, but I think our guys are tired of being just OK. They want to win."