NASHVILLE -- On the morning of a crucial swing game in the Western Conference Final, there was an enduring sense of calmness within the Ducks locker room. There hasn't been any panic within these walls at any point during the playoffs, and there certainly isn't any now.
With that being said, this isn't a must-win game by any means, but it is one they could really use as the series shifts to Honda Center for Game 5 on Saturday. It takes four victories to win a series, and the Nashville Predators are halfway there. If the second round was any indication, the Ducks are still very much alive in this series. A win tonight would give them a split through four games and bring home ice advantage back into the equation, and a best-of-seven series suddenly turns into a best of three.