Stanley Cup playoffs: Ducks top Predators in OT to tie series

by Leon Thompson May 20, 2017, 0:47
Stanley Cup playoffs: Ducks top Predators in OT to tie series

The Anaheim Ducks evened their Western Conference Final series against the Nashville Predators with a 3-2 overtime win in Game 4 Thursday night. Nashville resident Kelly Clarkson showed off her impressive pipes with her rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner", making her the first non-country anthem singer, and the second American Idol victor to take on the task. Forsberg tied a franchise record with his seventh goal this postseason.

It's something the Predators had not fallen victim to in a pivotal game in the playoffs.

What an epic Western Conference final series!

Nashville was up against it trailing 2-0 late in the 3rd. Pacific. The Ducks are 35-16 in their last 51 home games, 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games and 19-7 in their last 26 overall.

The reputation that has been forming around Filip Forsberg is as a clutch performer.

"Obviously, we're disappointed", Forsberg said. "We were calm. Nobody was panicking". Everybody in orange, back home, certainly was. They probably don't deserve it, especially not after blowing a 2-0 lead late due to awful penalties. His shot got through traffic and beat Gibson for his second goal.

Brassard got the first of three when he snatched Erik Karlsson's dump-in and swung wide of the Pittsburgh goal. Their chances to expand that lead were enormous and plentiful. "He was incredible", Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf said.

A promising 3-man rush turned into nothing when Brandon Montour passed the puck itno Corey Perry's skates. But the Ducks had other ideas.

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But in the third period, the Ducks came unglued. With the win, the Predators went up 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. Finally Subban wound up from the blue line and shot just after Kase returned to the ice. "I mean, he seems to be the guy who's always finding a way to get it done in those crucial points in games".

Ducks coach Randy Carlyle paid tribute to Gibson's shot-stopping work in goal.

It happened in 2010 against the Chicago Blackhawks and again in 2011 against the Ducks. "But you have to reset yourself". You have to understand how to move forward. They're not giving you any space.

"I've played in loud rinks, but this one blows that away", James Neal said. If Nashville cashes in on of those many opportunities, we're looking at a totally different series right now.

Also, they didn't have much possession of the puck two less power plays.

"We've heard a lot about the way that team plays", Cogliano said. It took until December for the team to fully embrace it, but that's when everyone knew where they needed to be on the ice and what their responsibility was.

"Penalties are part of it", Bieksa said. Johansen had called out Kesler for being a pest of a defender, saying it "sucks to have to pull a stick out of your groin every shift". But the scoreboard seems to fill in the blanks.

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