Previous year in the first round of the playoffs the Predators defeated the Ducks in game in Anaheim.
After getting outshot 15-6 in the first period of Game 1, Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg said the team had "to come out with that pack mentality".
Nick Ritchie's go-ahead goal was the worst of the lot at 17:07 of the second period.
Sami Vatanen, Jacob Silfverberg and Ondrej Kase each had a goal for the Ducks, who wiped out a two-goal deficit to prevail. Anaheim's Antoine Vermette added an empty-netter with 43.6 seconds left.
The four goals came in a stunning span of 18:07, and set the mark for the most goals allowed by Rinne in a game in what has otherwise been a brilliant postseason from the Nashville goaltender. This must mean they took more accurate shots and/or the Ducks defense was allowing the Predators to take many shots on goal.
A late push by the Predators was ultimately thwarted by John Gibson and the Ducks very strong defensive play.
Game 3 is in Nashville on Tuesday.
After every slow start and tight game over their past month, not much can ruffle these Ducks. Hampus Lindholm scored for his first goal of the playoffs to even the score. "I think we've done a pretty good job of staying disciplined so far". The wait often becomes even longer for power forwards, whose bodies sometimes need time to mature to play an effective physical game against men in the National Hockey League.
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Rinne, who had entered the game with a sparkling.950 save percentage, is unlikely to play this shaky again. Ottawa got outstanding goaltending from Craig Anderson who has played two fantastic games in net for them in a row, going back to the close out game against the New York Rangers in the second round. The goal ended an 0-20 power play drought for the Ducks.
Stephen Curry scored 40 points and hit a tying 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from way down after Kawhi Leonard was lost to an ankle injury to beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-111 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Five points from the JoFA line and James Neal scoring his 5th of the playoffs.
The overachieving Predators have been going full steam through the postseason and it appeared for awhile on Sunday that they weren't going to take their foot off the gas.
"Today's player wants to know why you're doing something", said Carlyle, who won a Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007 but was sacked five years later. Losing at home isn't as devastating as it could be, since they're already 4-1 on the road this postseason.
"I play the game hard and obviously he doesn't like that", Kesler said in a television interview, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Penguins didn't lack for opportunities to jump on the Senators but four first-period power plays - including 45 seconds of a 5-on-3 - went nowhere. Nashville, without a ton of scoring from its depth forwards, relies heavily on its top line centered by Ryan Johansen, and they've been ultra-hot in these playoffs.
"We just stayed with it", Josi said.
"He's really valuable to our hockey club", Subban said. Nashville had the past four days off after eliminating the Blues to cap its 8-2 surge through the first two rounds.