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Ducks Tie It
The Western Conference Final between the Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators is tied. You can start to consider comebacks a signature of the Ducks considering four of their wins have come from being down early. One thing that was shakey in Sunday’s game was the goaltending. It didn’t last too long for Anaheim after John Gibson shut things down after allowing the first two. The same couldn’t be said for Pekka Rinne. Although it was the first time the Nashville goaltender allowed more than four in the playoffs, it would’ve been nice to have some of them. In particular, the Sami Vatanen and Nick Ritchie goals that caught Rinne high.
I don’t know how you can cheer for a guy like that. It just doesn’t make sense the way he plays the play. I’m just trying to go out there and play hockey and it sucks when you have to pull a stick out of your groin every shift.
This isn’t the first time that Kesler’s gotten under the skin of players in the playoffs. However, if it throws Nashville off their game then it must be working. The series moves on to Nashville where Game Three will be played Tuesday. Time to see if Anaheim is on the verge of a momentum swing or if Nashville can shake off the loss and come out strong.
The 2017 IIHF World Hockey Championships has been playing out for some time now. Here are some points on the tournament as it stands now:
- Team Canada and Team USA are first of their groups
- Team Russia leads all teams in goal differential
- NHL additions are continuing: Niklas Backstrom and Henrik Lundqvist (Sweden), Leon Draisaitl and Philipp Grubauer (Germany)
- Newly signed Vegas Golden Knights forward Vadim Shipachyov and is tied for scoring leader with Artemi Panarin
- Preliminaries wrap up Tuesday May 16th and the Quarter Finals begin Thursday May 18th