Austin Watson scored the first and last goal of the game as Nashville beat Anaheim 6-3 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals.
Watson, whose family resides in Saline, and the Predators advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they'll face the winner of the Pittsburgh-Ottawa series. Pittsburgh, the defending Stanley Cup champion, leads 3 games to 2.
Here's the goal that opened scoring:
Here's the goal the sealed the victory.
Watson now has three goals in his last two games. He's got four goals in the playoffs.
The rugged forward blocked six Anaheim shots, to lead all players.
Tran Longmoore is a veteran community journalist. He is founder and owner of TheSalinePost.com. He is co-publisher of The Saline Post weekly newspaper. Email him at [email protected] or call him at 734-272-6294.