The Predators' injury woes have led them to use 18 forwards during postseason play, which the National Hockey League has said is a record.
- Aberg was called back to the locker room for the concussion protocol (which he passed) right after his goal... he had gone face first into the ice a little earlier and lost a tooth. He had to be taken off the ice for medical evaluation immediately after his celebration, but his teammates hung on to move one win away from playing for hockey's ultimate prize.
Predators - RW C. Smith (Questionable Monday, undisclosed), C M. Fisher (Questionable Monday, eye), C R. Johansen (Out for season, thigh), LW K. Fiala (Out for season, leg).
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Nashville had five days between when it eliminated the St. Louis Blues in the second round and when it played Game 1 against the Ducks.
"We have an opportunity to seal the deal, and we're going to make the most of it", Nashville defenseman Mattias Ekholm told Joe Rexrode of USA Today. "I hope I didn't offend anybody outside the circle that we trust". "Nobody wants to travel - we had to travel a lot a year ago, making both trips to California in the first and second round and it was substantial. That's for sure. We've proven that time after time", Bieksa said. "He's playing at a very high level right now, and so you have to make things uncomfortable for him while doing everything within the rules of hockey". Pontus Aberg scored the game-winning goal with 8:59 remaining in regulation.
The Ducks starting goaltender played just 20 minutes of action before being pulled for a lower-body injury.
In Game Four, the Ducks earned their second win of the series.
"A situation like that, where I'm on the bench by myself, frustration set in", Getzlaf said. Bernier stopped 16 of 18 shots faced, while Gibson was a ideal 10-for-10 for the Ducks in the first period.
Laviolette only confirmed that Johansen was hurt during Game 4, but played through the injury and finished the game. But we got depth in our roster. So we're confident in our group.. "If we win, we're in the (Cup Final)". The Penguins lead that series 3-2. However, the Predators have been the better team in this series overall and one could argue they've been the best team throughout these entire playoffs. Fisher took a hit to the head in Game 4.
DUCKS' Getzlaf fined $10K for comment: Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was fined $10,000 for making what the league called a "demeaning and disrespectful" comment to someone on the ice during Game 4 against the Ducks. The duo combined for 65 regular-season goals.