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Predators One Win Over Ducks Away From NHL Finals

2017 Nashville Predators

Predators Surprise Run Extended

The Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators battle in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals on Monday Night. The Predators are up 3-games to 2 in the best of seven series.  Saturday night’s 3-1 defeat to the equally shorthanded Nashville Predators put Anaheim in a 3-2 hole. The Ducks now have to win Game 6 Monday night in the cauldron of noise known as Bridgestone Arena.

In their second elimination game of the postseason, the Ducks edged Edmonton 2-1 in Game 7 of the conference semifinals. The Ducks will have to go without 30-goal scorers Rickard Rakell and Patrick Eaves. Both stayed back in California with lower-body injuries. Goalie John Gibson also has a lower-body injury. It knocked him out of the last two periods of Game 5. Gibson said after the game he would play in Game 6, but coach Randy Carlyle was not as convinced saying Gibson would be reevaluated in the morning.

Oddsmakers opened the Predators as -140-moneyline favorites versus the Ducks, while the game’s total opened at 5.5. The Preds are now up to -145-moneyline favorites. The total has also dropped to 5.

Anaheim played its best game of the series in Game 4. The match at Bridgestone Arena had the Ducks outshoot Nashville 14-2 in the first period and 36-33 for the game. But that was with a healthy Rakell, whose blistering slapper initiated scoring that night.

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