Ballard and Oreskovich have played each game in the series. Ballard even played a personal series-high 14 minutes and 50 seconds in Game 4. Hodgson played the first two games of the series, recording an assist and a minus-1 rating. Rome played in Game 2, but logged only 5:27 of ice time.
He's a special guy. Obviously we are lucky to have him. Just his talent, I'm not surprised anymore. You get to see this guy every practice, and you know what he's able to do. Obviously, it's pretty special for a guy that young to score a hat trick in playoffs, this type of a game too. Really happy for him.
— Predators goalie Pekka Rinne on Filip Forsberg, whose hat trick led Nashville to a Game 5 win vs. Chicago on Thursday