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Operation: Miracle (who to root for on Wednesday)…

Until the Nashville Predators are officially eliminated from the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, we will post their rooting interests each and every day in a series we’re calling “Operation: Miracle.” Because, let’s face it, that’s what it’s going to take to get Nashville into the dance.

Nashville didn’t do themselves any favors last night when they dropped a 1-0 decision to the St. Louis Blues. As a result, according to Sports Club Stats, the Preds have just a 0.3% chance of making the post season.

Needless to say, it’s an uphill climb. And by “uphill,” we mean “Everest.” And by “Everest,” we mean “Everest in the middle of a month-long blizzard.”

Even if the Predators win out (7-0-0), they still only have a 35.8% chance of getting in. And, with a single hiccup such as an overtime or shootout loss, their chances drop below 11%. So, as you can see, not only do they need to win the rest of their games but they need some serious help.

With that in mind, here’s what needs to happen in order to improve their playoff chances tonight.

  • EDMONTON needs to beat PHOENIX in regulation or a shootout

That’s the only meaningful game to Nashville taking place tonight in the Western Conference. The good news is, regardless of the outcome, the Predators will technically still be alive on Thursday.