This game was more frustrating than the last. Why? The effort was there, but the plan was poor.
Shot attempts at 5v5: an improvement, but the hole is deeper. But if it bleeds... pic.twitter.com/CeqstDLA2Y— On The Forecheck (@OnTheForecheck) April 22, 2016
The Ducks controlled the middle of the ice, and Nashville settled for anxious, low-danger shots all night.
And again, it didn't work. It's the same recipe as the last game.
- Ryan Getzlaf scored off a play that seemed like a designed play. He followed a shot, came into to Pekka Rinne's area unmarked, and beats Rinne low.
- From that point, Rinne looked strong going through the second until the bad stuff started.
- The first and second periods built and built until midway through the second, when some of the most inspired hockey you'll see was on display.
- Mike Fisher scores off a slick pass from Colin Wilson, and the place. is. LIT.
- Here's what you came here for: Viktor Arvidsson draws a slashing (looked more like tripping), and his skates are pointed the wrong way. He falls. He gets called for embellishment. And the Ducks avoid a penalty kill.
- Nashville's 4v4 play looked like a PK and the result looked like a PK. 2-1.
- And a sulking Preds team allows another marker for a 3-1 deficit in headed into the locker room after Mike Ribeiro goes all Corey Perry on Corey Perry.
OTF's Super Duper Stars of the Game
- Mike Fisher - He plays one way, all the time.
- Kyle Hankins - The Prince tribute was nice.
- That's.... that's about it. I should say that the building looked really cool.
Tweets of the Night
Drunk Tim Peel is better than this— Trevor van der Bort (@trevor_0) April 22, 2016
if you were wondering if things could get worse, lee greenwood is playing the band stage— J.R. Lind (@jrlind) April 22, 2016
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