Nashville Predators at Anaheim Ducks
- Author: Julie Sanders May 21, 2017,
May 21, 2017, 7:01
With 40.3 seconds remaining in the second period, the Predators tied the game on a power play goal from Colin Wilson.
Rinne claims to have put the Game 4 loss behind him and knows he will need to be at his best behind a short-handed team.
After the humiliating Wednesday loss, the Penguins came back in Game 4 Friday to build up a 3-0 lead and hold off a late Ottawa surge for a 3-2 road win, putting the series at two games a piece.
"They caught a lucky bounce tonight on the redirect that ended up being a difference maker", Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said.
With their 10-game home ice playoff winning streak in jeopardy, the Predators were determined to tie things up in the third. "I think seeing the way we played, hopefully that's something we can build off of". "We're deeper into the series now, so that's got to be there".
"We have to focus on the next one", goalie Pekka Rinne said. "Anytime he has the puck, he's a threat against us", said Silfverberg, adding that Johansen had been a big reason why Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson had been having such a strong year.
NOTES: C Frederick Gaudreau made his Stanley Cup playoff debut for Nashville, and veteran C Vern Fiddler returned from a two-game absence. He kind of slows it down and then hits them with speed.
"I was just trying to create traffic or create a bounce and create havoc in front", Perry said. But they won't get any sympathy from Anaheim Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle, who said injuries are "part of life in the playoffs".
When Gibson failed to return for the second period, Bernier was abruptly sent into the fourth playoff game of his National Hockey League career, and he immediately made a handful of strong stops.
With both Fisher and Johansen out, the Predators were down two of their top-3 centres.
"Obviously, we're disappointed", Forsberg said.
Although the Predators didn't say how Johansen got hurt, he skated slowly to the Predators' bench late in Game 4 after absorbing a hard check on the boards from Anaheim defenseman Josh Manson. 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.
I slept in this morning, and missed the first two periods of this game, and glad I did, because after spotting the Russians a 2-0 lead, Canada saved the best for last.
Rinne entered Saturday's contest with a 1.66 goals-against average in 14 playoff games. The Ducks scratched C Sam Carrick, D Korbinian Holzer, D Clayton Stoner, RW Patrick Eaves (lower-body) and C Logan Shaw (lower-body).