NHL Playoffs 2017: Updated Stanley Cup Scores, Standings and Predictions – Bleacher Report

Filip Forsberg celebrates with his Nashville teammates.Mark Humphrey/Associated Press

The Anaheim Ducks are at a crossroads in their Western Conference Final series with the Nashville Predators.

The Ducks lost home-ice advantage when they dropped the series opener, and if they can’t find a way to earn a victory in Bridgestone Arena Thursday night, they will return home staring at a 3-1 disadvantage in the series.

Anaheim was close to picking up that road victory in Game 3 Tuesday night, as the Ducks held a 1-0 lead after two periods, but they could not hold that advantage as a result of the relentless pressure brought on by the Preds.

Filip Forsberg was in the right place at the right time, and he scored the tying goal for Nashville.

“Obviously when you’re out there, you want to help the team,” Forsberg said, per Adam Vignan of the USA Today Network. “Doesn’t matter if we’re up or down, you always want to help the team. It came obviously at a good moment, but at the same time, if I didn’t get that goal, I’m sure someone else would have.”

That goal gave the Preds momentum, and Roman Josi continued the push when the scored the go-ahead goal that proved to be the winner.

     

Western Conference Final Series, Nashville leads 2-1

Game 4, Thursday, at Nashville, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN
Game 5, Saturday, at Anaheim, 7:15 p.m., NBC
Game 6, Monday, May 22, at Nashville, 8 p.m., NBCSN, if necessary
Game 7, Wednesday, May 24, at Anaheim, 9 p.m., NBCSN, if necessary

Brian Chojnacki @BroadcastingBri

As we watch all 4 Sens 1st period goals let’s not forget Las Vegas had the Senators 40/1 odds to win the #StanleyCup back in October.

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