STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Ducks snap Predators' streak

This courageous group of Ducks fans flew all the way from Anaheim to see the game

The Anaheim Ducks looked like they were going to cruise to victory over the Nashville Predators during Thursday night's Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.

The Nashville Predators bench celebrates their go-ahead goal during the third period in Game 3 of the Western Conference final against the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Nashvill.

It's the NHL's longest streak since Detroit won 10 straight in 1997-98 after Colorado went 11-0 in 1996-97. Filip Forsberg sent the game to overtime by scoring the tying goal with 34.5 seconds left as a sold out Bridgestone Arena rejoiced.

Subban sparked Nashville's rally 14 minutes into the third period before Forsberg levelled proceedings, but the Ducks had the final say on away ice.

"We have to focus on the next one", goalie Pekka Rinne said.

Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette said team captain Mike Fisher is under evaluation for an undisclosed injury. Though he struggled in last year's playoffs, he still has 12 goals and 21 points in 33 games.

Thompson's goal came after the Ducks blew a 2-0 lead late in the third period and is just his third of the postseason. "And then you get more of an understanding of the intensity and the drainage that does take place on your people".

"If we played a run-and-gun game that maybe some people would rather watch, we probably wouldn't be here", Hoffman said after routing the defending Stanley Cup champs.

"We were confident", right wing Viktor Arvidsson said.

Perry's score came from just below the Nashville goal line, rifling a shot off Rinne's skate and into the net. Nashville made quick work of the heavily favoured Chicago Blackhawks in the opening round and then wasted the St. Louis Blues in the second round then played a textbook series opening road game against the Ducks who had to have been exhausted after a seven game series with the young and speedy Oilers.

Nashville also has outshot the Ducks in each game and been downright smothering at times.

Nashville brought out the inaugural American Idol victor in Kelly Clarkson as the latest big name to sing the national anthem, and rock group Kings of Leon rallying up the crowd by waving from the bandstand in Music City's latest show of star power. And with three of the first four games of this series being decided by one goal, anything can happen when the things shift back to California on Saturday.

Get back to the office in no time with BPs New Half-Time Lunch and $10 Combos. The Preds dictated outcomes because they dictated play.

The two teams went a combined 0-for-7 on the powerplay, including an 0-for-5 night from Nashville. His shot got through traffic and beat Gibson for his second goal. I know they struggled a little bit in the post-season prior to our series, but they are a terrific penalty killing team.

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