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Round 1, Gm 5: Predators at Ducks

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Ducks' Garbutt simply effective in Game 5

Gritty forward scores big goal, helps Anaheim take 3-2 series lead on Nashville

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

ANAHEIM -- Anaheim Ducks right wing Ryan Garbutt is asked to play a simple game, but those who play the game the way Garbutt does know it is far from simple to execute.

Countless decisions have to be made at top speed, especially on the forecheck. The line between constructive aggression and the type of play that can leave a team shorthanded for two minutes is often razor-thin, and a forechecker is supposed to come out on the right side of those decisions every time.

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Instant analysis: Predators vs. Ducks, Game 5

Discipline, quick response give Anaheim 3-2 series lead

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

ANAHEIM -- The Anaheim Ducks finally won a home game in this series, the first by either team in five games, defeating the Nashville Predators 5-2 at Honda Center on Saturday.

The Ducks have a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series and can eliminate the Predators in Game 6 at Nashville on Monday.

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Ducks grab series lead with Game 5 victory

Getzlaf, Perron, Vatanen each has two points; Anaheim first to win at home

by Abbey Mastracco / NHL.com Correspondent

ANAHEIM -- Sami Vatanen scored the game-winning goal early in the third period, and Frederik Andersen made 26 saves to help the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-2 victory against the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round at Honda Center on Saturday.

It was the first game won by the home team in the series.

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Ducks, Predators trade goals in 22 seconds

Anaheim answers Nashville in second period of Game 5

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Johansen opens the scoring

NSH@ANA, Gm5: Johansen roofs a backhander

R1, Gm5: Ryan Johansen goes top-shelf with a backhander past Frederik Andersen to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead in the 2nd period

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The Anaheim Ducks scored 22 seconds after the Nashville Predators got the first goal of Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round in the second period at Honda Center on Saturday.

Ryan Johansen gave Nashville a 1-0 lead with 5:47 remaining. David Perron tied the game for Anaheim with 5:25 left.

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Five keys for Predators vs. Ducks, Game 5

With Anaheim goaltender Andersen on his game, Nashville's power play may tip scales

by Abbey Mastracco / NHL.com Correspondent

ANAHEIM -- The Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks play Game 5 of their Western Conference First Round series at Honda Center on Saturday (6 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVAS, SN, PRIME, FS-TN).

Here are five keys for Game 5:

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Ducks defense sparks turnaround

Anaheim gets more physical entering Game 5 against Nashville

by Abbey Mastracco / NHL Correspondent

ANAHEIM -- Home-ice advantage hasn't been an advantage at all for the Anaheim Ducks or the Nashville Predators in their Western Conference First Round series. But after winning the past two games on the road, the Ducks intend to gain an edge when they return home to host the Predators in Game 5 at Honda Center on Saturday (6 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, SN, PRIME, FS-TN).

The Ducks started the postseason the same way they opened the regular season: with two uninspired, unimpressive losses. But they went to Nashville and evened the series with two wins, including a 4-1 victory in Game 4 on Thursday. Winning on the road is fine, but there's a greater sense of urgency to win Game 5 in Anaheim.

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Ducks seek winning ways at home

Face Predators in Game 5, aim to end road teams' dominance

by Robby Stanley / NHL Correspondent

Game 5: PREDATORS at DUCKS

Western Conference First Round

Best-of-7 series is tied 2-2

TV: 6 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, SN, FS-TN, PRIME

The Anaheim Ducks are looking to reverse the trend in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round against the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

The road team has won every game in the best-of-7 series, which is tied 2-2.

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Predators look for road thrill vs. Ducks

Nashville aims to generate more offense in Game 5

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators will try to find ways to generate more quality offensive opportunities in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round against the Anaheim Ducks.

The best-of-7 series is tied 2-2, and the road team has won every game. Game 5 is at Honda Center on Saturday (6 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, SN).

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Predators aim to keep series road streak going

Road team has won each game as series returns to Anaheim

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- Home ice has been anything but an advantage for the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators in their Western Conference First Round series.

The best-of-7 series is tied 2-2, and the road team has won every game. Game 5 is at Honda Center on Saturday (6 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, SN).

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