Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley Cup Final

General manager David Poile detailed Johansen's condition in a statement Sunday, two days after Nashville announced the top scorer's season had been ended by a thigh injury after Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

As many have already noted, the quality of hockey between the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks as they exchange proverbial haymakers in their Western Conference Final has been top class.

That leaves it up to the Predators to handle business on the ice.

Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen is recovering from emergency surgery after he sustained a serious left thigh injury during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.

Aberg, who also has one career National Hockey League regular-season goal, was only in position to win it because the Predators were on a counterattack after a prolonged scramble in front of Nashville's net.

Pontus Aberg, who played only 15 games with the Predators all season, scored the victor on his first career playoff goal.

Fisher missed his first game of his scoreless postseason with an undisclosed injury after taking a hit to the head in Game 4. "It's awesome playing in front of him, and he's been unbelievable". That's how Nashville has won each time in this series for their fifth comeback victory this postseason and the 31st overall of this postseason.

Johansen has scored 101 goals and set up 187 others in 433 career games with Columbus and Nashville since being selected by the Blue Jackets with the fourth overall pick of the 2010 draft.

The Ducks are dealing with injuries as well.

The Ducks also were hurting without Rakell, a surprise omission due to a lower-body injury, and Eaves, who missed his ninth straight game. Neither traveled to Nashville.

Jonathan Bernier took over for Gibson and stopped 16 shots in his first appearance in almost two weeks for the Ducks, calling it a "weird situation". The last team to beat the Ducks in a Game 5 at Honda Center also was Nashville.

"Well, it seems that when the pressure's been applied, we've responded in the proper manner, and I would expect the same", Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said.

Related Articles

  • A whisper to North Korea — UNITED NATIONS

    A whisper to North Korea — UNITED NATIONS

    Ambassador Nikki Haley declared: "You either support North Korea or you don't, but you have to choose". He said North Korea "probably learned a lot" from last weekend's test.
    GST Bill is going to be consumer friendly: Jaitley

    GST Bill is going to be consumer friendly: Jaitley

    Finance minister Arun Jaitley also played down concerns that higher headline rates would inflate the tax burden on consumers. Common use items such as picture books, umbrella, sewing machines, and cellphones fall in the 12 per cent tax category.

    Tottenham striker Harry Kane eyes Premier League century of goals

    They came to the stadium and really they deserved something really different from our team because we didn't play". Already he's one of the best strikers in the world.
  • Growth Analysis of Astrazeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN)

    Shore Capital upped the price target of AstraZeneca PLC (LON:AZN) to 4,800.00GBX indicating a possible downside of -0.08%. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company.

    NCTO welcomes Trump's decision to renegotiate NAFTA

    Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross praised the announcement which came from the newly confirmed U.S Trade Representative Robert E. It created a trade agreement between Canada - Mexico and the United States , essentially getting rid of import or export taxes.
    Djokovic, Nadal struggle in Madrid Open

    Djokovic, Nadal struggle in Madrid Open

    Fognini played aggressively, however, and forced Nadal on to the defensive as he took the match into a deciding set. Sevastova hinted at a fightback early in the second as she got out to a 3-0 lead.
  • With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel

    Trump has now gone from being able to set his own agenda in Israel to having to get in and out without making things any worse. Trump remains committed to an embassy move and could reaffirm that without specifying a timeframe, one official said.
    Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

    Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

    Now with the historic Supreme Court ruling against 2013's HB 2 on their side, Democrats and Houston Republican Rep. What's being called a "watered down" version of the so-called bathroom bill passed the Texas House Sunday night.

    Trump denies Comey allegations, collusion with Russian Federation

    Other news reports have alleged Trump had previously asked Comey to stop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
  • Hull City relegated after defeat to Crystal Palace

    There was time to react, but we didn't. "I will talk to the board and the chairman first, talking inside the walls of the club. I will give my opinion to the board and the chairman to understand what the club needs to do differently", the Portuguese said.
    Mike Zimmer undergoes yet another eye surgery

    Mike Zimmer undergoes yet another eye surgery

    The Star Tribune reports (http://strib.mn/2pXiUxn ) that Zimmer says he had the surgery Wednesday. Zimmer said earlier this month he had surgeries April 17 and 25 and that "hopefully we're done".

    Duterte wants deals with Russian Federation and China, US just "double talk"

    Duterte has railed against the United States, particularly when Barack Obama was president, for criticizing the drug war. Trump is my friend", said Duterte to RIA Novosti. "Same goal .