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Round 1, Gm 7: Predators at Ducks

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5 Reasons: Why Ducks were eliminated

Perry's struggles, Rinne's performance led to another Game 7 loss

by Abbey Mastracco / NHL.com Correspondent

ANAHEIM -- Another year, another Game 7 loss.

It's become a troubling trend for the Anaheim Ducks, who lost a fourth straight Game 7 on home ice and were eliminated by the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference First Round on Wednesday.

Here are five reasons the Ducks were eliminated:

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5 Reasons Predators advanced

Wilson's scoring, strong road play, penalty kill key elements in Nashville's series win

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- It took all the Nashville Predators had to advance to the Western Conference Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third time. 

The Predators pushed their first-round series against the Anaheim Ducks to seven games and won despite trailing 3-2 in the best-of-7 series.

Nashville had never played a Game 7; forward Mike Ribeiro was the only player on the roster who had won a Game 7 in the NHL.

Here are five reasons the Predators advanced to the second round:

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More Game 7 heartbreak for Ducks

Anaheim dominates Nashville but loses fourth straight deciding game at home

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

ANAHEIM -- The Anaheim Ducks ran out of escape routes.

As a result, they were run out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs far earlier than they anticipated.

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Rejuvenated Wilson keys first-round win by Predators

Forward struggled during regular season but found game against Ducks

by Abbey Mastracco / NHL.com Correspondent

ANAHEIM -- Colin Wilson's teammates on the Nashville Predators insisted throughout the regular season that there was nothing wrong with him.

Wilson dropped to eight goals this season after scoring 20 in 2014-15, and he finished with 24 points, down from 42. He also ended the regular season with a minus-1 rating after a career-best plus-19 last season.

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Perry laments another Game 7 failure for Ducks

Forward whiffed on late scoring chance; Anaheim loses decisive game at home for fourth straight year

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

ANAHEIM -- Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry didn't have the energy to move.

He collapsed into his stall in the dressing room at Honda Center and sat slumped for several minutes, his body and brain taxed to the limit by what had transpired over two hours and 34 minutes of another Game 7 failure on Wednesday.

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Predators hand Ducks fourth straight Game 7 loss

Rinne makes 36 saves, Nashville will play San Jose in second round

by Abbey Mastracco / NHL.com Correspondent

ANAHEIM -- The Anaheim Ducks were on the wrong side of their own repeating history at Honda Center on Wednesday. The Nashville Predators made their own.

The Predators handed the Ducks their fourth straight Game 7 loss, all at home, winning 2-1 to take their Western Conference First Round series.

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Instant analysis: Predators at Ducks, Game 7

Rinne's 36 saves help Nashville advance to second round against San Jose

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

ANAHEIM -- The Nashville Predators defeated the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 in Game 7 of the Western Conference First Round at Honda Center on Wednesday.

The Predators, the first wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference, advance to play the San Jose Sharks in the second round. The Sharks, who finished third in the Pacific Division, defeated the Los Angeles Kings in five games in the first round.

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Video Review: NSH @ ANA - 15:53 of the First Period

Review supported the referee's call on the ice, good goal Nashville

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Situation Room: NSH vs. ANA, Gm7

Situation Room: Predators' goal stands after review

R1, Gm7: After video review, it is determined that the call on the ice stands as Paul Gaustad's stick was at or below the crossbar for a goal

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At 15:53 of the first period in the Predators/Ducks game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that Paul Gaustad's stick was at or below the level of the crossbar when he deflected the puck into the Anaheim net. According to Rule 38.4 (vi) "The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick in relation to the crossbar. If the puck makes contact with the portion of the stick that is at or below the level of the crossbar and enters the goal, this goal shall be allowed." Good goal Nashville.

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Five keys for Predators at Ducks, Game 7

Pressure is on Anaheim as Nashville aims for upset

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

ANAHEIM -- The Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators finish their Western Conference First Round series Wednesday at Honda Center (10 p.m. ET: NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports, FS-W, FS-TN). The winner plays the San Jose Sharks in the second round.

Here are five keys for Game 7:

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Live goal song all the rage in Anaheim

Bear Brass band gets Honda Center crowd pumping after each Ducks goal

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

#MyPlayoffsMoment: Ducks win!

#MyPlayoffsMoment: Ducks fans get hyped in Game 5 win

Ducks fans get pumped as Anaheim dazzles in a Game 5 win against the Predators! Share your NHL Playoff experience with #MyPlayoffsMoment

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Goal songs have been part of the NHL for a long time, but the Anaheim Ducks are taking the tradition to a new level.

Instead of a piped-in recording, the Ducks, who host the Nashville Predators on Wednesday in Game 7 of their Western Conference First Round series (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, SN, FS-TN, FS-W), have the Bear Brass Band play its rendition of the Ducks' goal song - Pennywise's "Bro Hymn" - following each Anaheim goal.

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