The first-ever Western Conference Final game at Bridgestone Arena was a smashing success, and tonight, the Nashville Predators have a chance to take a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Anaheim Ducks.
A comeback win in Game Three gave the Predators their 10th consecutive postseason victory at home, a feat not seen in decades (more on that below). Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi tallied in the third period after the Preds trailed 1-0, giving them their fourth come-from-behind win of the postseason. Pekka Rinne earned his 10th win of the playoffs, giving up just a single goal or fewer for the seventh time in the current postseason.
Now the attention turns to Game Four, another opportunity for the Predators to go further than they ever have before.
"Our mindset the whole playoffs is to take it one game at a time, and we knew coming back in our building that we played a lot of good hockey in our building - this whole playoffs and this season," defenseman P.K. Subban said. "And we wanted to make sure that out of the two games, we got the first one. We did that. And now we're looking forward to the intensity ramping up for the second game at home."