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Will the Predators upset the Ducks in Game 1? NHL Predictions 5/12/17

17 May, 2017, 02:49 | Author: Glenda Knight

The Ducks won their first game seven after losing home deciders the last four seasons in a row.

The Western Conference Finals get started tonight when the Anaheim Ducks host the Nashville Predators in Game 1 at 9PM ET.

McDavid, the Great One added, had "one extra gear that I don't think I've ever seen on a hockey player".

The Leafs were fortunate to have a strong offensive game led by Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner.

Here's a look at the teams squaring off in the Western Conference Final. Anaheim still rallied to force overtime on Hampus Lindholm's clutch third-period goal, but James Neal ended it for Nashville.

Overtime went for over 10 minutes before Neal scored his fourth goal of the playoffs to give Nashville the win.

If the Anaheim Ducks do these things and they'll be back in the series, continue to struggle and the Ducks could be starting their summer vacations early. "Every game in the series was real tight, a lot of one-goal games". Good lord... in the final four there is a division champion and two teams that placed second in their division including the defending Stanley Cup Champ... get a grip. There is no blowing past P.K. Subban. "We're obviously two competitive guys, but once this is all wrapped up, I'll get a chance to talk to him and just tell him that I'm happy for him and he deserves it".

Goalie advantage: The way Pekka Rinne has played in this postseason, he gives the Predators an advantage over any team they face.

"It's always important it's a part of our mentality to get as many shots as we can", Josi added. Has 3 goals and 1 assist in 10 games. He then had two goals and two assists in seven playoff games before getting hurt.

A three-goal second period by Anaheim and a third period Ducks empty netter lifted them to a 5-3 decision over the Predators. They swept the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round and then polished off a very good St. Louis Blues team. With one of the playoffs' worst save percentages and goals-against averages, John Gibson hadn't really distinguished himself this spring until Game 7 against Edmonton, when he was outstanding in a 2-1 win.

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"One of the things I thought going into the series that was an advantage for Nashville was special teams, based on what's happened in the playoffs so far", Pearn said.

"It was huge", forward Austin Watson said of the game one win.

The Preds will have to find a way to stop Ryan Getzlaf, who was, save for Leon Draisaitl, the most dominant performer in that series.

Elsewhere, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins punched their ticket to the National Hockey League semi-finals with a 2-0 win over the Washington Capitals. "We have a lot of (defensemen) that can jump up in the play".

Coach Randy Carlyle noted that the Ducks got off to a sluggish start - they were outshot 15-6 in the first period - and that can not happen again.

After the Ducks took consecutive delay-of-game penalties moments later for putting the puck in the stands, Gibson and his shot-blockers were outstanding while Anaheim survived 1:28 with a 5-on-3 disadvantage.

Heading into the playoffs, the Ducks' roster had a collective 861 games of playoff experience, much of which stems from the fact the likes of Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Ryan Kesler have each played more than 80 post-season games. But their 2014 victory was arduous, with seven-game victories needed in the first three rounds.

In order to pull that off, Anaheim will likely have to remedy the power play. But even with back-to-back power plays in the second, Anaheim had trouble getting much past Rinne.

An injury sidelined Kevin Bieksa for all but Game 1 of the second round against Edmonton but the veteran has recovered to be an "option" to Carlyle. Game time was scheduled for 6pm... puck drop wasn't scheduled until close to 6:20pm... coverage picked up at 6:20-ish... and it appeared that the game was held up in order for NBC to join it... not a single second of game action was missed... but the whining on Twitter about it was unbelievable.

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