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Round 1, Gm 3: Ducks at Predators

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Smith's injury forces Predators to juggle lines

Forward hurt on first shift of Game 3 against Ducks, leaving Nashville short up front

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators were at a disadvantage almost immediately after the puck dropped to begin Game 3 of their Western Conference First Round series against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.

Predators forward Craig Smith sustained a lower-body injury on his first shift of the game and left the ice. He tried to return later in the period but left for good after playing just 1:05.

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Andersen, Ducks blank Predators in Game 3

Anaheim trails series 2-1 after goaltender makes 27 saves in first playoff start this year

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- Frederik Andersen made 27 saves in his 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Nashville Predators 3-0 in Game 3 of their Western Conference First Round series at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday.

Andersen has a 15-7 career record in the playoffs after his second postseason shutout. He started Game 3 after the Predators won the first two games at Honda Center with John Gibson in goal for the Ducks.

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Ducks turn to Andersen for Game 3 vs. Predators

Gibson replaced in Anaheim goal; Nashville can grab first 3-0 series lead

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

Game 3: DUCKS at PREDATORS

Western Conference First Round 

Predators lead best-of-7 series 2-0

TV: 9:30 p.m. ET, USA, PRIME, FS-TN, SN360, TVA Sports 2

NASHVILLE - Goalie Frederik Andersen will be in net for the Anaheim Ducks in Game 3 of their Western Conference First Round series against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday.

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Predators, up 2-0, have 'a lot of work left to do'

Nashville can get within a win of second round

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators know their work isn't done in their Western Conference First Round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Anaheim Ducks.

The Predators won the first two games of the series at Honda Center to take a 2-0 lead in a playoff series for the first time in franchise history. It was the second time that the Predators have won back-to-back road games in the same series (2012 vs. Detroit Red Wings).

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