Predators Continue Home Winning Streak, Beat Ducks 2-1 In Game 3

The Predators had killed off 13 consecutive power plays and four straight against the Ducks before allowing D Sami Vatanen's first-period goal.

Ryan Kesler knows that he has managed to rattle Predators center Ryan Johansen and the veteran Anaheim Ducks center doesn't plan on easing up. A backdoor tap-in from Jakob Silfverberg drew the Ducks even at 2-2 and in tight-shot from Ondrej Kase that hit Rinne twice on its way into the net was the next equalizer at 3-3. Taking back the momentum until Filip Forsberg got his 5th of the playoffs to snatch the lead back for the Predators... for exactly 2:42.

Moved up in the second period to the line featuring Ryan Getzlaf and Nick Ritchie, Kase scored the goal that pulled the Ducks even, 3-3, then was out there six minutes later when Ritchie produced the eventual game-winner. The fourth draw resulted in an Anaheim empty-net goal just nine seconds later.

Pekka Rinne had his first poor game in net in the playoffs.

In total, Anaheim has held a lead for less than 24 minutes in the past 255 minutes of game time over its last five outings.

Being behind isn't a new situation for the Ducks, who lost the first two games of their second-round series against Edmonton but came back to win in seven games.

"I don't think you can put it any other way: We need to emotionally get ourselves involved in the game right away", Cogliano said. He's just ... he thinks he's getting under guys' skin but he's just ...

Nashville had been 0 of 11 on the power play in this series.

The gold-clad crowd helped the Predators come out buzzing to start the third, and it wasn't long before they tied it.

In yet another physical game, the first period was relatively uneventful with neither team scoring and only one penalty against Anaheim. The Senators have to keep it clean early to counter the fresh Penguins lines and their inevitable attack.

Game 3 is set for Tuesday night in Nashville.

Evgeni Malkin's goal late in the third period forced the extra period, but Pittsburgh struggled to generate any consistent pressure on Anderson.

"Gibby gave us a chance".

"I thought we played pretty good in the losses", Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said.

This was a true must-win for the Ducks heading on the road for Game 3 in Nashville.

They opened Game 1 on Friday with sloth-like sluggishness, the Ducks performing in a manner that suggested they forgot the players are expected to take their pregame naps before arriving at the arena.

"There's a lot of things to like but it's just one game", Boucher said.

Therefore the Ducks will have trouble advancing past the Predators to the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals.

"Moving him up and down in our lineup gives us some flexibility", Carlyle said. No one has gotten to the Predators since.

Kesler leaned against a wall in the hallway outside the Anaheim dressing room and said he laughed when he heard Johansen's comments. He bounced back with a far better effort in Game 3, but there were still some close calls, like when the Ducks cleared the puck the length of the ice and it almost skipped over Rinnes pads at the last moment. "Whether it's overtime or third period or we're leading or we're trailing".

They don't ask how, they just ask how many.

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