Game 3: Ducks Travel To Nashville

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By Michael Walters

The Anaheim Ducks travel to Nashville to face the Predators in game three. The Predators took the first two games 3-2 and lead the series 2-0. The game starts at 6:30 PM PT tonight.

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Keys To The Game:

Ducks

1. Score First: The Ducks need to get off to a good start in this contest. A goal early would help them especially with the loud Nashville crowd they will be facing.

2. Discipline: The Ducks can’t afford to take too many penalties in this game. The Ducks can’t get frustrated by non-calls by the referees and get away from playing their game.

Predators

1. Defense: Nashville has continued to clog up the neutral zone, preventing the Ducks from making clean entries into their zone. As long as the Predators keep the Ducks to two goals or less, then they have a good chance to win again.

2. Line Changes: The Predators made two improper line changes after icing calls in game two and were caught. They weren’t penalized, but they need to be careful because the officials may not be as lenient in this contest.

Players To Watch:

Ducks

1. Corey Perry: He hasn’t really been a factor in the first two games. He needs to crash the net and start creating more chaos in front of Pekka Rinne.

2. Jamie McGinn: He is another player that has been quiet so far. He needs to start working the forecheck more and continue to go to the net.

Predators

1. Filip Forsberg: He scored the game winning goal in game one and his has assisted on two other goals. He has been playing a very physical game and has no signs of slowing down.

2. Roman Josi: He has been playing solid defensively slowing the Ducks down. He has also assisted on half of Nashville’s goals through two games.

Anaheim Ducks Projected Lineup:

Injuries: Josh Manson(Head/Upper Body), Brandon Pirri(Upper Body, and Clayton Stoner(Upper Body)

Offense

David PerronRyan GetzlafRyan Garbutt

Andrew CoglianoRyan KeslerJakob Silfverberg

Rickard Rakell – Nate Thompson Corey Perry

Jamie McGinn – Shawn Horcoff – Chris Stewart

Defense

Cam Fowler – Kevin Bieksa

Hampus Lindholm – Sami Vatanen

Sami Vatanen – Shea Theodore

Nashville Predators Projected Lineup (Per Dailyfaceoff.com):

Injuries: None.

Offense

Calle JarnkrokRyan JohansenJames Neal

Filip ForsbergMike RibeiroCraig Smith

Colin WilsonMike FisherViktor Arvidsson

Miikka SalomakiPaul GaustadCody Bass

Defense

Roman JosiShea Weber

Mattias EkholmRyan Ellis

Anthony BitettoPetter Granberg

Ducks:                                                Frederik Andersen 0-0-0 GAA 0.00 SV% .000% (Confirmed)

Predators:                                           Pekka Rinne  2-0-0 GAA 2.00 SV% .931% (Probable)

TEAM COMPARISON 

GP RECORD HOME ROAD G/GP GA/GP PP% PK% PIM/GP S/GP SA/GP FO%
2 0-2 0-2 0-0 2.00 3.00 20.0 87.5 9.0 29.0 30.0 62.2
2 2-0 0-0 2-0 3.00 2.00 12.5 80.0 6.0 30.0 29.0 37.8
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