Mike Fisher: Mike Fisher hurt in GM 4 loss to Ducks

Ecstatic Predators fans pour into the street after Tuesday night’s 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks

The Predators played and beat the Anaheim Ducks, 2-1, in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals in the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Anaheim Ducks' Corey Perry sent a puck toward the goal that went off Subban's stick and past Pekka Rinne for the game-winning goal at the 10:25 mark in overtime.

The defending Stanley Cup champions have relied heavily on Marc-Andre Fleury during their run to the NHL's final four, but he faltered in Game 3, allowing four goals in just over 13 minutes before being pulled for Matt Murray in a 5-1 loss that gave the Senators a 2-1 series lead. Filip Forsberg tied it with only 31 seconds remaining.

Rickard Rakell opened the scoring at 11:20 in the first period, and the Ducks outshot the Predators 14-2 in that period.

The puck has been scheduled to drop at 7 p.m.

Notes: The Predators said captain Mike Fisher was being evaluated after a collision in front of his own net late in regulation. It's a weird thing to say-though it gets less weird with every game and every year-but there's a real home-ice advantage in Nashville. Overall, the unit combined for more shots on goal (21) in Game 3 than the Ducks (20) did as a team, led by nine from Ellis - who failed to notch a shot in Game 2. It's not something you can plan for, but the Predators need to get out of this one unscathed to maintain their depth.

"I've said all along, we have two great goalies", Sullivan said Thursday.

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"You have to be smart about how you do it", said winger Andrew Cogliano. "You can't score if you don't get pucks towards the net with traffic and second opportunities", Perry told reporters.

After the Nashville Predators concocted a stunning comeback to force overtime Thursday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, the script nearly demanded they finish the deal. Anaheim's three goals were also the most Nashville has allowed on home ice this postseason, chipping away at both the Bridgestone Arena mystique and Rinne's mystique.

It's a big night in Smashville!

Subban had not yet taken over a game in its entirety, but his ability to do so was another worry for the Ducks. It was a huge break as the Ducks evened the series at 2-2. But Gibson, who was mostly mediocre in Anaheim's seven-game win over Edmonton in the conference semifinals, has been mostly outstanding in this series.

The team has the momentum and the crowd support going into Thursday night. It's tough. They're a good team.

The goal was Forsberg's seventh of the postseason, which tied a franchise record and made him one of just five players in the league with at least that many since the regular season ended.

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