Look, I don't think an unfortunate on-screen graphic that was definitely conjured up by someone that is so unfamiliar with the NHL that they legitimately still don't think they made a mistake can affect the outcome of postseason hockey games. I doubt you do either. Perhaps it's not the greatest of omens, but if the Nashville Predators fail to get through to the Stanley Cup Finals it won't because someone did a crappy job trying to cram in some limited hockey knowledge just prior to the playoffs.
However, it's not the worst excuse to have in your back pocket. If P.K. Subban and the boys come crashing back down to Earth next round then at least they can say the unseen forces of a prognostic television headline is what meteor'd their chances. They would never do that and most would roll their eyes if they did, but it's still better than accepting that your historical season came to an end on your own accord. We're a long way from that happening because they look like they'll be the favorite to come out of the Western Conference, but - if they don't - Smashville can direct their ire at the local television affiliate that jinked their dreams by failing to employ a staff member that knows what icing is.