Mike Fisher: Mike Fisher hurt in GM 4 loss to Ducks

Mike Fisher: Mike Fisher hurt in GM 4 loss to Ducks

Mike Fisher: Mike Fisher hurt in GM 4 loss to Ducks

The Predators have the opportunity to all but shut down the Anaheim Ducks with a win that would put them up 3-1 in a series. It was the third overtime goal among four goals this spring for Perry, who struggled to score all season but, like his teammates, is rising to the occasion when it means the most. Nashville now has a 10-game home winning streak in the playoffs, dating back to last season, the best since the Red Wings won 10 straight in Detroit in 1997 and '98 en route to a pair of Stanley Cups.

Game 5 is set for Saturday in Anaheim. A series of penalties helped Nashville continue to force the issue; still, they didn't tie it up until Filip Forsberg's controversial tally with 36 seconds remaining.

How it happened: Nashville trailed 2-0 after Rickard Rakell and Nick Ritchie scored on long shots that eluded Rinne to the short side.

Subban sparked Nashville's rally 14 minutes into the third period before Forsberg levelled proceedings, but the Ducks had the final say on away ice.

The Anaheim Ducks knew they would have to steal one in Nashville to have any real chance of making the Stanley Cup Final.

That gave Nashville a five-on-three for 1:31 with 4:38 left. It was the fourth time this postseason Gibson has stopped at least 94 percent of the shots he's faced in a game. Had the Ducks blown this game and gone down 3-1, the series would be all but over.

Notes: The Predators said captain Mike Fisher was being evaluated after a collision in front of his own net late in regulation.

The Ducks only had 20 shots on goal which is half of what the Predators had.

The 2017 NHL Playoffs certainly have been interesting for the Ducks. An overtime goal from Corey Perry propelled the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win Thursday against the Predators in Nashville.

"What we've said is ... if we move him to a different line, he's going to see the opposition's third pairing of defence", said Carlyle, "versus meeting the one or two combination of defencemen".

Laviolette admitted however that he had wondered if the Ducks would be able to defend their lead after watching Gibson's display in goal. "It hit someone and went into the net", said Perry.

Anaheim defenseman Brandon Montour drove hard to the net and his attempt bounced in off Rinne and Ekholm. And he still gets his power-play minutes, we think that that's an advantage for the team.

Anaheim is hoping to bounce back heading back to the Honda Center.

O'Brien has played 167 career AHL games and has 12 goals and 28 assists. They were quicker, they were everywhere, and that dictates the play. The Ducks previously had allowed three shots in a period in the postseason six different times, the last in the first period of Game 5 of the Western finals May 25, 2015, against Chicago. During that span, Johansen's entire line, which included Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson, combined for only four shots.

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