Predators hope Pekka Rinne can give them edge in Game 3

Not only are the Predators the hottest team going, but this franchise - and it mostly has been this same roster over the past two postseasons - enters Game 3 on Tuesday having won nine in a row in the playoffs at Bridgestone Arena.

At least the fans had Southern California's murderous Friday afternoon traffic as a good excuse.

Johansen may not have to worry about Kesler's stick as often the next two games, including Game 3 Tuesday night. This was Nashvilles first time hosting a game in the conference final. Getzlaf said it was partly the Ducks' own fault. Unfortunately, it's kind of their thing. Taking the puck wide, Perry banked a shot off Pekka Rinne to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead.

Home ice advantage was lost for the Ducks with Nashville's overtime victor in game one.

Although Honda Center was much fuller and louder than it was for the traffic-affected series opener, the Ducks' knack for slow starts at home remained constant. The Predators are the first National Hockey League team to win 10 straight playoff games at home since Detroit in 1997-98.

The Ducks do nearly nothing easily. Last season, he traded Rob Scuderi straight up for Trevor Daley, got Carl Hagelin from Anaheim for David Perron and paid a value price of a third-round pick to acquire Justin Schultz from Edmonton. Nashville also had a pair of goals waved off eight seconds apart in the final period due to goaltender interference.

But the Ducks pulled even again on the first career playoff goal for Kase, the aggressive Czech rookie, who slipped a puck through traffic.

They have gone 1-1 on the road against the defending Stanley Cup champions in the Eastern Conference final.

Anaheim seemed to steal ironman Andrew Cogliano from the Oilers in 2011 for a second-round pick and have gotten a higher-than-expected offensive output from Nate Thompson, who cost spare parts in a 2014 trade with Tampa Bay. "We need to play the same way, and they're going to go in some time". They've waited 20 years and 19 seasons for a Conference Championship to be played out here, and they weren't going to let this night end in a loss. While Neal scored the victor, he was only open to score on P.K. Subban's pass because the defenceman froze the entire Anaheim defence with a picture-perfect shot fake.

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"That's where the secondary guys have to take pride in pushing themselves to get that extra step to score goals that could be a difference".

"He just blows my mind", said Johansen to media members after Game 2.

Defenseman Mattias Ekholm said the team feels comfortable on home ice. "(Neal) did a good job getting open".

The Predators are 9-3 in the playoffs. The 24-year-old added, "He doesn't do anything that makes sense". Josi and Ellis each had a point, giving them each 10 points this postseason, a Nashville record for defensemen.

Gibson was helpless on the game victor, which was set up when a shot by Ekholm hit teammate Viktor Arvidsson and caromed to Josi in the right circle.

Carlyle said the promotion is befitting of a team that has a workmanlike approach.

The Ducks worked their tails off as given by the multiple goals scored.

Alex broke down Rinne's perfomance yesterday and gave us an idea of what to expect tonight, which is the biggest question mark.


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