NHL Playoffs: Anaheim Ducks Exciting Comeback Victory

NHL Playoffs: Anaheim Ducks Exciting Comeback Victory

NHL Playoffs: Anaheim Ducks Exciting Comeback Victory

Josi's game-winner was the first power-play goal of the series for Nashville.

How it happened: In the franchise's first home game in the conference finals, Nashville nearly played second fiddle to Gibson. This must mean they took more accurate shots and/or the Ducks defense was allowing the Predators to take many shots on goal.

Filip Forsberg scored a goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final.

The Anaheim Ducks look to regain home ice advantage and take a solid 2-1 series lead with a victory here. The Predators are the first National Hockey League team to win 10 straight playoff games at home since Detroit in 1997-98.

"After the (fourth) goal, you feel like you could have saved it, but that one for sure, it was bad timing, too", Rinne said.

"That's really it", Ekholm said. For a fleeting moment two minutes into the game, the overhead scoreboards listed the Ducks as having 99 shots on goal instead of the one they actually had at that point.

"There are times when goal scorers probably see things better", Laviolette said. "Whether it's overtime or third period or we're leading or we're trailing".

Alex broke down Rinne's perfomance yesterday and gave us an idea of what to expect tonight, which is the biggest question mark. I believe he'll be better, but the shots along the half wall being semi-screened by a defenseman worry me a little, not from a goaltending perspective, but for the entire team defense.

The Predators took a 2-0 lead when Anaheim goalie John Gibson lost track of the puck and allowed Canadian Neal to get in behind him and score into an empty cage. We have celebrated hat tricks with some of our players in the past.

The U.S. moved to the top of Group A, one point ahead of Russian Federation, which has a game in hand. In that game, Arvidsson recorded a goal and an assist.

The Ducks also got two important pieces from Vancouver: shutdown center Ryan Kesler at the 2014 draft and defenseman Kevin Bieksa a year later. That performance was a precipitous drop for a Nashville power play that was already struggling coming into the series.

"It's intense out there", Josi said. "We know what we can do in the room".

Add in a dose of heavy physicality, more so than we saw in Game 1, and the Predators were effectively drawn off the style of game that they prefer to play into an environment that the Ducks excel in.

Keith Urban sang the National Anthem and the Tennessee Titans waved the rally towel.

Or just have Marcus Mariota drive. It's Nashville's answer to the octopus Detroit fans traditionally throw on the ice for good luck. "And we received the game a lot". He stood tall in the net and he gave us a chance.

Nashville's bigger concern could be, for the first time in the playoffs, goalie Pekka Rinne. With about eight minutes left in the second the puck crossed the Nashville goal line however referees determined the net had been dislodged before that happened and the goal did not count.

The Ducks' desire to dump Bobby Ryan in the summer of 2013 is finally starting to work out for the Senators, who paid a hefty price of Jakob Silfverberg and prospect Stefan Noesen (more on that later) to get the scoring winger. This resulted penalties against both players, with McLeod receiving an additional minor penalty for instigating the fight. Perry then squeezed a wrister past Rinne from a severe angle to the right of the net.

Related news