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- Author: Julie Sanders May 31, 2017,
May 31, 2017, 19:03
The Predators took a 3-2 series lead against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night when they won 3-1.
With both Fisher and Johansen out, the Predators were down two of their top-3 centres.
They still have Pekka Rinne in net.
Standing in their way?
But if the Anaheim Ducks goalie cannot play in Game 6, head coach Randy Caryle has full confidence that back-up Jonathan Bernier can come in and get the job done.
The Ducks style in the NHL Playoffs 2017, may be over since they lost game five at home. "So it's something we're focused on, but it is just about that next game, getting the next win".
The Predators made just one trip to Chicago (397 miles by air) in the opening round of the playoffs. They could hear the cheering fans the instant they stepped off the plane, and Laviolette said he knows Monday night will be insane.
The trio lit it up, combining for a plus-9 Corsi, while Aberg led the Predators with a 72.43 Corsi for percentage (16 for, 6 against) at 5-on-5 as the Preds generated 70 percent of the scoring chances with him on the ice at even strength. Also. make sure to "like" SlapShot Radio on Facebook. here's the link.
Predators - RW C. Smith (Questionable Monday, undisclosed), C M. Fisher (Questionable Monday, eye), C R. Johansen (Out for season, thigh), LW K. Fiala (Out for season, leg). That was what happened, as Pontus Aberg, a player who had spent all but 15 games of the regular season in the minors, played the unlikely hero in Nashville's 3-1 win against Anaheim.
"I thought he played a really strong game last night", Lavoilette told the Predators website on Sunday.
Playoff-winning teams are often made by their ability to score up and down the lineup. Rinne has shut these Ducks down twice in the last three games and is fresh off possibly his best performance of the playoffs yet.
Gibson stopped the 10 shots he faced in Game 5 before leaving. Rinne is 11-4 in these playoffs, and his 1.62 goals-against average is the fourth-lowest with his.942 save percentage the fourth-highest in National Hockey League history with a minimum of 15 games played.