NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A record-setting first period pushed the Anaheim Ducks past the Nashville Predators 3-2 overtime win Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena in game four of the Western Conference Final.
Corey Perry scored the game winner for Anaheim 10 minutes into the overtime period when his shot from the right win deflected off of PK Subban’s stick past Pekka Rinne.
The Ducks completely dominated the first period holding the Predators to a franchise record low two shots on goal. It was also a record defensive effort for Anaheim.
Rickard Rakell got the Ducks on the board in the first period when blasted one past Pekka Rinne for a 1-0 lead and his seventh goal of the post season.
It was a much stronger and more competitive second period from Nashville as the Predators outshot the Ducks 18-12, but they could not get anything past John Gibson. The Ducks did strike again though when Nick Ritchie scored his 4th playoff goal on a wicked wrist shot for a 2-0 lead halfway thru the 2nd period.
PK Subban gave the Predators life with 6:27 left in the game when he scored his 2nd playoff goal to cut the Ducks lead to 2-1.
Peter Laviolette pulled Rinne with two minutes to play and it paid off with a dramatic goal from Filip Forsberg with only 34 seconds left to send it to overtime.
With the win the Ducks tie the series up at 2-2 and Game 5 slated for Anaheim Saturday night.