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Predators raise ‘regular season’ conference champs banner

Did anyone tell the Nashville Predators that it doesn’t pay to finish third?

The Predators were made a mockery Tuesday after they hung a “Regular Season Western Conference Champions” banner next to the Central Division Champions and Presidents’ Trophy banners.

The Golden Knights won the Western Conference Finals after beating the Winnipeg Jets in five games. They went on to lose to the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Final in five games.

While the Predators won the Central Division in the Western Conference last season, they lost to Winnipeg in the second round, effectively finishing third — or fourth — in the conference for the playoffs. One could also say that the San Jose Sharks, who lost to the Golden Knights in the second round, finished third.

Regardless, the Predators definitely did not win the Western Conference. Twitter was quick to point it out.

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Contact Elaine Wilson at ewilson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @WilsonElaineM on Twitter.

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