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NHL Network presents: Game 3 2011 WCQF: Ducks vs. Predators

Fisher plays hero again as Preds defeat Ducks in Game 3

Wednesday, 08.10.2011 / 12:01 AM / NHL Network

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All summer long, NHL Network will be replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- from every jaw-dropping goal to every highlight-reel save to every crushing defeat.

Each game of the postseason -- spanning the more than two-month period from the opening round to Boston's Game 7 clincher of the Stanley Cup Final -- will be shown on the Network throughout the offseason.

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As the Predators-Ducks series shifted back to Nashville tied at one, both teams were looking to build off of what happened in Anaheim in Games 1 and 2. The Preds wanted to take advantage of winning a game on the road, while the Ducks aimed to salvage their Game 1 loss at Honda Center and avoid surrendering their home-ice advantage to the Preds. But now that Nashville was back in the comfortable confines of Bridgestone Arena, it certainly fed off of the support of their raucous hometown crowd.

The scoring came in bunches in Game 3 as Nashville opened up with goals by Martin Erat and Jordin Tootoo just 38 seconds apart midway through the first period. Anaheim would follow suit with a pair of tallies by veteran Teemu Selanne separated by just 30 seconds in the closing minutes of the second. The Preds' David Legwand and Ducks' Matt Beleskey would then trade scores in the third period with just over a minute of gameplay between to tie it at three. But the hero of this game would once again be Mike Fisher, as his wrist shot with just under 10 minutes left in regulation would find its way past Ducks goalie Ray Emery to give the Preds the 4-3 win and a 2-1 advantage in the series. Fisher's goal placed him atop the list all playoff scorers at the time with 5 points through three games played.

2011 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS REPLAY SCHEDULE
DATE TIME GAME
Mon, Aug. 8 8 p.m. ET Western Conference Quarterfinals: Nashville @ Anaheim, Game 1
Tues, Aug. 9
8 p.m. ET
Western Conference Quarterfinals: Nashville @ Anaheim, Game 2
Wed, Aug. 10
8 p.m. ET
Western Conference Quarterfinals: Anahiem @ Nashville, Game 3
Thu, Aug. 11
8 p.m. ET
Western Conference Quarterfinals: Anahiem @ Nashville, Game 4
Fri, Aug. 12 8 p.m. ET Western Conference Quarterfinals: Nashville @ Anaheim, Game 5
Sat, Aug. 13 8 p.m. ET Western Conference Quarterfinals: Anahiem @ Nashville, Game 6

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