# Nashville predators
Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators Series Preview | 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs
The (1) Colorado Avalanche face off against the (WC2) Nashville Predators in the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here is a full series preview of this first round matchup.
Nashville Predators Path to the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs
The Nashville Predators currently occupy the top wild card spot in the West with 89 points. However, they have a very tough remaining schedule. Here's what the Preds need to do to get themselves locked in to a playoff spot.
NHL Stadium Series, Outdoor Ice Hockey Game, in Nashville February 26th 2022 | Preds vs. Lightning @ Nissan Stadium
The NHL hosts three outdoor hockey games. The Winter Classic, The Heritage Classic, and The Stadium Series. The Winter Classic (est. 2008) takes place annually. The Heritage Classic (est. 2003) is scheduled more infrequently, with only five total Heritage Classic games on record, all played in Canada.
The Nashville Predators Are One of the NHL's Best Surprises
The Nashville Predators are having one of their best seasons in franchise history in 2021-22. They currently lead the Central Division and are on pace for 109 points. A balanced offensive attack, elite goaltending, and strong special teams are helping the Preds become of the NHL's best surprises this year. Can they keep it up?