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They Said It: Best Quotes from the Preds Ahead of Game 4

Nashville Can Take Commanding Lead in Series with Second Win in Dallas

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

They've already taken one in Dallas, and the Predators will try for another victory tonight in Game 4 with a chance to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the Round One series. 

Although the Preds feel they weren't up to their best in Game 3, they still came away with a 3-2 win behind a 40-save effort from goaltender Pekka Rinne. Nashville knows they'll need to be better in front of their netminder tonight, and the opportunity to head home with a chance to close things out Saturday is rather enticing. 

Here are the best quotes from the Nashville locker room ahead of Game 4 in Texas.

Forward Austin Watson on the chance to take a 3-1 series lead over the Stars: 

"It's a good opportunity to come in here and play a better game. We got the win last game but didn't play all that well. We got some huge saves from our goaltender and defended pretty well, but I think we need to get back to playing Predators hockey. It is a huge game in the series, to be able to go up 3-1 going home or it could be tied 2-2, so it's a big difference."

Video: Arvidsson, Josi and Watson want more from offense

Forward Viktor Arvidsson on playing in a hostile road environment in Dallas:

"We kind of shut it off and play our game no matter what. We played in Chicago [in the first round of 2017 and swept the Blackhawks] and that was loud, too. We just have to stay focused and focus on our game."

Captain Roman Josi on making adjustments for Game 4:

"We weren't happy with our [performance in Game 3]. I think we can play a lot better. Peks kind of stole a game for us, and I don't know about [the Stars], but for us there are a lot of things we can do better. We'll be ready to play tonight."

Video: Laviolette sees several areas Preds need to fix

Josi on Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh being swept in the first round and what it says about the Stanley Cup Playoffs:

"It's crazy how good every team is. Every team that makes the playoffs has a chance to win. It doesn't matter what you do in the regular season, if you make the playoffs, you're a really good hockey team. We've been in that position coming in as the eighth seed and in the first round against Chicago. Every team is so good in the League, and it just shows in the playoffs."

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