Colton Sissons: Colton Sissons leads Predators to Cup final

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23 May, 2017

Even with the Ducks winning the shot battle 25-8, Nashville took its lead into the third period and Sissons' second goal of the game made it 3-1 three minutes in. Pontus, who spent most of the 2016-17 season playing the minors before getting the call-up, netter his first career goal with less than 9 minutes left in the game.

Ducks coach Randy Carlyle called it an area of concern after their Game 5 loss. The 23-year-old center was scoreless in the 2016 playoffs and had 10 points in 58 games during the regular season.

Filip Forsberg and Austin Watson iced it at 17:38 and 18:26, respectively, with empty-net goals. The Pittsburgh Penguins have a 3-2 series lead with Game 6 coming up on Tuesday night in Ottawa. If the Ducks fail to fly high, their goose will be cooked - and the Nashville squad will skate their way to the Stanley Cup Finals. NBCSN (US) will be doing the national TV coverage while the game can be watched online live on FuboTV. Anaheim has reversed many deficits this postseason, and they tied the game up at 3-3 in the third, but Sissons nailed the go-ahead goal before two empty-net goals sealed it. "A lot of people probably counted us out maybe potentially making the playoffs, maybe squeaking in, but I think even with the struggles we had mid-season, we proved we almost caught second place in our division and we're still there". Wilson made the Ducks pay, slipping a hard backhand around Bernier for his second goal of the playoffs and the 13th of his Predators postseason career, tying four other Preds for the franchise lead.

Not even half of the opening period had elapsed by the time the Predators took a two-goal lead.

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(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, right, presents injured Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher with the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl after the Predators beat the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference final in the.

Ondrej Kase, Chris Wagner and Cam Fowler scored for the Ducks, who never wavered in the face of adversity. Gibson had started each of Anaheim's first 16 playoff games in 2017, before ceding way to Bernier, who made just 12 saves on 16 shot attempts in Game 6.

"I think every game is different", Lindholm said. The team was missing starting goalie John Gibson, who left Game 5 with a hamstring injury, as well as forward Rickard Rakell for the second straight game. That would also require Jhonas Enroth to be available as the backup. His third goal, with six minutes left in the third period, made it 4-3 for the Preds and turned out to be the game victor.

Get bodies in front of Pekka Rinne and keep him moving side to side. The Nashville Predators announced Friday that Johansen, their top-line center, would be out for the remainder of the post-season after suffering acute compartment syndrome in his thigh, an ailment which required immediate medical attention and will sideline Johansen for months. Unfortunately, Nashville has yet to yield more than two goals in their building in these playoffs.


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