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No Walkover

from Jim Kelley of Sportsnet,
The buzz throughout the Western Conference was that the team that was able to secure fifth place in the standings was suddenly golden in that they would meet the Nashville Predators minus No.1 goalie (and potential Vezina Trophy winner and NHL All-Star) Tomas Vokoun. It was viewed as the hockey equivalent of a walkover. Not to rain on anyone's post-Easter parade, but for the record, Predators backup Chris Mason is 11-5 this season and has been steady in every appearance. More importantly to the Predators, Mason is unbeaten since word came out that Vokoun would not be available to the team because of blood clots in his lower abdomen.

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