In addition to the 2016 home loss to Nashville, the Ducks lost in Game 7 of the 2015 Western Conference finals to the Chicago Blackhawks in Anaheim.
Anaheim tied the game at 2 on Lindholm's first goal of the playoffs at 7:22 of the third period to force overtime.
The 2017 NHL Western Conference finals feature a rematch of a thrilling seven-game series from previous year, with the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators vying for a berth in the Stanley Cup Final.
Preds winger James Neal took an assist from P.K. Subban in overtime to finally subdue the exhausted, but game, Anaheim Ducks.
Filip Forsberg and Austin Watson scored in regulation for the Predators, who improved to 9-2 in this National Hockey League postseason. Just two days after finishing off the Oilers in the second round, Anaheim struggled to keep up at times in its second conference finals appearance in three years.
- Although Gibson's statistics haven't been that gaudy in the playoffs, it is noteworthy that his save percentage in 5-on-5 situations was.938 going into Game 1.
If you're looking to watch Predators vs Ducks live online then we might have something in your interest. Using the same formula that led them to victory in the first two playoff rounds, they drew first blood in their Western Conference final series against the Anaheim Ducks. Should be fun.as long as I don't have the sound on when they're playing in Trashville.
"I feel like for years, they've been one of the top teams in the Western Conference", Rinne said after the Predators arrived in Orange County.
Game 2 is Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Neal said they knew going in that this would be a physical series so they tried to match Anaheim's toughness on Friday with their own. And yet, what we saw in a back-and-forth Game 1 was encouraging for what promises to be an exciting and evenly matched series.
Anaheim have exorcised their one big demon, and now, they'll have a chance to do it again against the team who have bested them in two prior post season matchups. Their start included the game's first five shots on goal, but Anaheim's first shot on net ended up in the net, when Jakob Silfverberg's wrist shot surprised Rinne to the far side.
The Predators goalie, who had looked so hopeless on the game's first shot - granted, it was the eighth goal of the playoffs for Silfverberg - was considerably sharper on the following shots he faced. Neither team scored on power plays, but the Predators failed to score with a 5-on-3 power play. "We continue to get contributions from everyone". Ryan Ellis, P.K. Subban, Roman Josi and Mattias Ekholm form one of the NHL's best top-four groups, even contributing a combined 27 points in these playoffs - just one point fewer than the Predators' four highest-scoring forwards. They're 0 for 21 with the man advantage since late in Game 2 against Edmonton on April 28.