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Mike Fisher owns all of Predators' experience in Stanley Cup Final

Captain believes he'll return from injury for Game 1 against Penguins to add to his total

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Five games.

That is the grand total of Stanley Cup Final experience on the Nashville Predators roster. And it all belongs to center Mike Fisher from when he played for the Ottawa Senators.

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Jim Rutherford of Penguins, Peter Laviolette of Predators back in Final

General manager, coach won championship together with Hurricanes in 2006

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Peter Laviolette was an out-of-work coach spending time with his young family in 2003 when a life-altering phone call came from an NHL general manager.

"It's a funny story," Laviolette said Sunday. "I think it was around Thanksgiving and my daughter was maybe three or four at the time. She was playing Mr. Potato Head.

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Hampus Lindholm, Sami Vatanen likely to miss start of season for Ducks

Defensemen each sustained shoulder injury during Stanley Cup Playoffs

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

ANAHEIM -- Anaheim Ducks defensemen Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen are likely to miss the start of next season after each sustained a shoulder injury during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, general manager Bob Murray said Thursday.

Lindholm would need 4-5 months to recover after surgery to repair a torn labrum. Vatanen, who will have surgery to repair the same injury, will need more time than Lindholm, Murray said.

"We're almost positive Hampus is having shoulder surgery," Murray said. "Sami needs surgery. He's deciding where to do it. Some can rehab these things, but we're not suggesting they do that.

"Those two guys have bad shoulders and they played through them. You've got to give them [credit]."

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Stanley Cup Final

Coach's analysis: Predators were clutch against Ducks in Game 6

Former Blues coach Davis Payne applauds play of Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne, penalty kill in Western Conference Final

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

For additional insight into the Western Conference Final between the Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators, NHL.com has enlisted the help of Davis Payne to break down the action. Payne will be checking in throughout the series.

Payne, 46, was coach of the St. Louis Blues from 2010-2011. The Blues were 67-55-15 under Payne.

He joined the Los Angeles Kings as an assistant on the staff of Darryl Sutter in the summer of 2012 and was with the Kings until this past April. He was on their coaching staff during their Stanley Cup championship run in 2014.

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Ducks' bid to reach Cup Final falls short with Game 6 loss to Predators

Window for veteran players Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Ryan Kesler getting smaller after losing Western Conference Final

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

NASHVILLE -- Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf wasn't the first player to utter these words, and he most certainly won't be the last.

After a dizzying and often dazzling run in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs ended, Getzlaf stood in the dressing room at Bridgestone Arena on Monday and captured the visible frustration and raw emotion in a few words.

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John Gibson skates with Ducks, could start Game 6 against Predators

Coach Randy Carlyle optimistic goalie will be ready after lower-body injury in Game 5

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

NASHVILLE -- Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson took part in the morning skate Monday, leading Ducks coach Randy Carlyle to express optimism about Gibson's availability for Game 6 of the Western Conference Final against the Nashville Predators.

"When they skate, usually that leads you to believe that there is a great opportunity for him to play," Carlyle said. "But I haven't talked to him. We'll wait until he is off the ice and has a conversation with the training staff. And then we'll make a decision based upon that."

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Coach's analysis: Predators, Ducks defense outstanding in Game 5

Former Blues coach Davis Payne says defensemen played at top level

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

For additional insight into the Western Conference Final between the Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators, NHL.com has enlisted the help of Davis Payne to break down the action. Payne will be checking in throughout the series.

Payne, 46, was coach of the St. Louis Blues from 2010-2011. The Blues were 67-55-15 under Payne.

He joined the Los Angeles Kings as an assistant on the staff of Darryl Sutter in the summer of 2012 and was with the Kings until this past April. He was on their coaching staff during their Stanley Cup championship run in 2014.

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Ducks again struggle in third period, lose Game 5 vs. Predators

Can be eliminated in Game 6 of Western Conference Final on Monday

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

ANAHEIM -- Team Third Period is hitting the wall at the most critical juncture of the Western Conference Final.

That would be the Anaheim Ducks.

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Ryan Getzlaf of Ducks apologizes for inappropriate comment

Anaheim captain was fined $10,000 for remark during Game 4 vs. Predators

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

ANAHEIM -- Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, who was fined $10,000 on Saturday by the NHL for an inappropriate comment made during Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the Nashville Predators on Thursday, apologized and said he accepted responsibility for his words.

"Obviously a situation like that where I'm on the bench by myself, frustration set in," Getzlaf said after the Ducks lost 3-1 in Game 5 at Honda Center on Saturday. "There was obviously some words said, not necessarily directed at anyone in particular, it was just kind of a comment.

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Patrick Eaves of Ducks skates for first time since injury

Coach Randy Carlyle says forward 'one step closer' to rejoining lineup

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

ANAHEIM -- Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Eaves skated Saturday for the first time since sustaining a lower-body injury in Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Edmonton Oilers on April 30, coach Randy Carlyle said.

Carlyle later said that Sunday would be important in terms of assessing how Eaves responds after the first day back on the ice. Eaves initially had his right foot in a walking boot and required crutches for a time after the injury.

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