BC-HKN-Predators-Jets, 1st Ld-Writethru, 784 Forsberg, Rinne help Predators beat Jets to force Game 7AP Photo JGW210, JGW108, JGW101, JGW103, JGW104, JGW105, JGW107, JGW209Eds: Predators 4, Jets 0.
"He's a veteran player capable of scoring a goal", Laviolette said.
It's a fitting end to a series between two Western Conference powerhouses. "The most enjoyable piece is before the game starts, we got video feeds in the coach's offices, you get the view of the crowd outside and you drive to the rink and back and there's the flags and people wearing sweaters".
Hockey's marquee second-round matchup is going to Seventh Heaven, just not in the manner everyone expected.
The Nashville Predators, however, will have something to say about that.
The surprise instead is that the Winnipeg Jets melted in the moment, blowing their best chance to put away last year's West champs.
Now this young, fast, resilient team is one victory from reaching the West final at what will no doubt be a thunderous Bell MTS Place on Monday night.
The most deserving fanbase in North American professional sports will have to wait at least three more days to celebrate a first Western Conference final appearance.
A watch party is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.at Music City Walk of Fame Park ahead of the 7 p.m. puck drop. "And the last thing I wanted to do was step on toes or mess up the chemistry that was already on this team", Stastny said.More news: Kylie Opens Up About Motherhood and How Stormi Got Her Name
Unlike Washington, Winnipeg comes into Monday with the opportunity to finish its series on home ice, as Jets hold a 3-2 series lead over the Nashville Predators.
"That's a championship effort tonight", P.K. Subban said.
With the Predators up 1-0 after one period, Forsberg doubled the lead at 8:44 of the second on a great solo rush for his sixth of the postseason.
"The Jets and Predators series has been everything National Hockey League fans expected", says Keith LaBossiere, managing partner and CEO of TDS.
"We realized the situation", Rinne said.
Forsberg's sublime goal put the Predators up by three early in the third period, effectively ending the contest with almost 15 minutes left to play.
"There's only one Dustin Byfuglien, and you want him on your team", Little said. We controlled the game tonight. "Anybody who gets their backs against the wall, you get their best game, and we're going to need our best game". Their best opportunity - a stuff play on the doorstep. The Predators fought off six minutes of penalties in the first period alone. While he has just a 19-19 record in games after he's pulled, Rinne has managed a stellar.922 SP in those contests.
"I think the power play is probably just a microcosm of the way we played", Paul Stastny said. "We need to get a little faster, a little quicker". But they definitely weren't themselves. The highlight reel score would be replayed by the network over and over in disbelief of the announcers calling the game. Next season, when Forsberg is in a battle with himself for goal-of-the-year honors, we'll all know exactly who he is. "I know this: I know that Pittsburgh lost tonight". "We have a ton of respect for how hard they play". "We had a lot of zone time trying to create chances". Game 6 was pretty much the inverse of the night the Jets closed out Minnesota in Round 1. The Jets were more than happy to welcome back Mathieu Perreault to the line-up Saturday night.