NHL Perry pots winner, Ducks level playoff series 2-2

Posted May 20, 2017

After losing a two goal lead late in Game 4, the Anaheim Ducks came back to win 3-2 over the Nashville Predators. Instead, Corey Perry sent the puck toward the net, where Nate Thompson and Nashville's P.K. Subban were. The Predators are the first National Hockey League team to win 10 straight playoff games at home since Detroit in 1997-98.

The series is tied at two games apiece with Game 5 set for Anaheim on Saturday night.

Nonetheless, Filip Forsberg's game-tying tally with 34.5 seconds to play in regulation Thursday was something to see.

Rickard Rakell opened the scoring at 11:20 in the first period, and the Ducks outshot the Predators 14-2 in that period. I say give away because they had a lead and then they gave up the game-winning goal to their opponents.

The puck has been scheduled to drop at 7 p.m.

Predators coach Peter Laviolette said after the game that the 36-year-old Fisher was under evaluation.

Game 4 is Thursday in Nashville. The Ducks previously had allowed three shots in a period in the postseason six different times, the last in the first period of Game 5 of the Western finals May 25, 2015, against Chicago.

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Luck was in United's favour as they are also one step away from making it to the Champions League in the next season. I wish them all the best", Bastian Schweinsteiger said as he was surrounded by local, national and global media.

"I thought we did a good job of getting back in the game", Subban said. Mattias Ekholm's initial shot deflected off Viktor Arvidsson in front of the Anaheim net, and Josi knocked home the rebound.

As I said the blame can go either way, but since its a team sport the entire team is at fault. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Also among the top 20 are three teams from the Montreal Canadiens' 1970s run and three from the New York Islanders' 1980s stretch when each dynasty captured four Stanley Cup titles in a row before passing the torch to Edmonton. But on the bench and in their locker room before overtime the Ducks remained unruffled, completely confident.

What an epic Western Conference final series!

There haven't been many (or any) playoff games at Bridgestone Arena like the one that took place Thursday night.

Anaheim had led 1-0 through 40 minutes but lost for the first time in the postseason when defending a lead in the third period. It took until December for the team to fully embrace it, but that's when everyone knew where they needed to be on the ice and what their responsibility was. They only had one shot on goal before it was changed between periods to two shots. It was a good sign for a team that had repeatedly expressed the need for better starts in the series.

The Ducks have now reclaimed home-ice advantage and should be considered a favorite to make the Stanley Cup Final.