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Coach's analysis: Predators shouldn't change much in Game 6 vs. Ducks

Former NHL assistant Perry Pearn says Nashville will be successful if it sticks to plan that has worked in playoffs

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

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

Pearn, 65, has worked 22 seasons as an NHL assistant with the Vancouver Canucks, Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets. He began his NHL career as an assistant in Winnipeg in 1995-96.

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Coach's analysis: Predators must find positives for Game 5 vs. Ducks

Former NHL assistant Perry Pearn says goalie Pekka Rinne, forecheck could overcome loss of Ryan Johansen

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

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

Pearn, 65, has worked 22 seasons as an NHL assistant with the Vancouver Canucks, Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets. He began his NHL career as an assistant in Winnipeg in 1995-96.

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Predators lament poor start to Game 4 against Ducks

Outshot 14-2 in first period, home winning streak in playoffs ends at 10 with OT loss

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NASHVILLE -- Despite expecting the Anaheim Ducks to come out strong in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final on Thursday, the Nashville Predators played the first period like they were going to win just because they were at Bridgestone Arena.

The Predators came out flat, looking like anything but the team that started the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a perfect 6-0 record at home. They had two shots on goal in the first period and fell behind 2-0 midway through the second, leaving no room for error.

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Ducks confident they can rebound, win Game 4

Anaheim remains resolute despite 2-1 deficit against Predators in Western Conference Final

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NASHVILLE -- Focusing on the process, not the result, has given the Anaheim Ducks the ability to bounce back from all kinds of adversity this season.

They're counting on their resiliency to help them in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

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Ducks determined to match energy level of Predators in Game 4

Anaheim believes it can execute better, win at Bridgestone Arena to even Western Conference Final

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NASHVILLE -- The Anaheim Ducks know the Nashville Predators present an unusual challenge in the Western Conference Final.

Not only do the Predators lead the best-of-7 series 2-1 with Game 4 in Nashville on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports), they have won 10 straight playoff games at Bridgestone Arena, where they seem to play with extra energy.

Nashville is 6-0 at home in the 2017 postseason, outscoring opponents 17-7, including allowing one goal in each of its past five home games.

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Coach's analysis: Predators dominated Ducks, deserved Game 3 victory

Former NHL assistant Perry Pearn says Nashville outplayed Anaheim, took advantage of late penalty to win

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

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

Pearn, 65, has worked 22 seasons as an NHL assistant with the Vancouver Canucks, Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets. He began his NHL career as an assistant in Winnipeg in 1995-96.

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Ducks can't find tying goal against Predators in Game 3

Anaheim fails to come back, falls behind again in Western Conference Final

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NASHVILLE -- The masters of the comeback had the tables turned on them Tuesday.

The Anaheim Ducks have come from behind in six of their nine victories in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. They held a lead in the third period but lost 2-1 against the Nashville Predators in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday.

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John Gibson expects Ducks to bounce back from rough Game 3

Goalie faces lots of contact, makes 38 saves in loss to Predators

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NASHVILLE -- All in a day's work, Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson said.

Gibson's goal crease had the bumping of a NASCAR corner and the jostling of a Black Friday door-crasher all bundled into Game 3 of the Western Conference Final against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday.

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Predators hope Pekka Rinne can give them edge in Game 3

Nashville banking on sharp game from goaltender on home ice against Ducks

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators have not lost two consecutive games during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and they will rely on goaltender Pekka Rinne to prevent that from happening in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVA Sports).

The best-of-7 series is tied 1-1 after the Ducks' 5-3 victory in Game 2 at Honda Center in Anaheim on Sunday.

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Ryan Kesler's play for Ducks frustrating Predators

Center getting under skin of Nashville forward Ryan Johansen in conference final

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NASHVILLE -- Plenty of eyes will be watching the matchup between Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler and Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports, SN).

Kesler has been a determined checker against Johansen in the first two games of the best-of-7 series that is tied 1-1.

Kesler was named a Selke Trophy finalist for the fifth time this season. He won the award given to the NHL's top defensive forward in 2011. 

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