Pekka Rinne, Predators beat Blackhawks 1-0 in Game 1
Pekka Rinne, Predators beat Blackhawks 1-0 in Game 1
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18 April, 2017, 03:01
They're not going to let anyone walk over them this postseason.
"That wasn't fun to watch", said Chicago coach Joel Quenneville, who lumped the blame on every coach and player on the team.
But did they truly "steal" the win?
With this series shifting to Calgary, the Flames now can forget about losing 29 straight in Anaheim and the bounce off Lance Bouma's skate to give Ryan Getzlaf the winning goal in a href='https://www.apnews.com/456b7d0cfb05476bb598065fa41c39c0/Getzlaf's-good-bounce-sends-Ducks-past-Flames-again, -3-2'Anaheim's 3-2 win Saturday night/a. Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said Calgary has played well enough to win.
The first two tilts of the series were impressive instances of Nashville shutting down the middle of the rink and turning the puck up ice in a hurry. Nashville knows what's at stake in Game 2. What gets interesting, though, is how and where the Predators are targeting their shot selection. It won't be easy; Nashville's fans are among the rowdiest in the National Hockey League come playoff time.
"The playoffs are a lot about experience", center Ryan Johansen said.
59 Chicago shots, 59 Rinne saves. They have traditionally been an excellent road team. they should be confident... and the Predators need to remain wary.
Rinne picked up a secondary assist when Mattias Ekholm found Zolnierczyk with a great stretch pass, and the forward shot it off Crawford's left shoulder for a 2-0 lead at 2:51. Colton Sissons battled his way to the front of the net and took advantage of a rebound chance off a shot from Pontus Aberg. All Johansen had to do was chip it past Crawford and in, all while trying to avoid a diving Trevor van Riemsdyk. It's just not cutting it for the two highest-paid players in the National Hockey League. You won't need to look much further than that for explanations if the Hawks get knocked out in the first round for the second consecutive year.
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More importantly, though, Nashville's ability to control puck possession against Chicago is finally paying off.
Nashville can't take its foot off the gas against the explosive Hawks, but if it can drive home this Chelsea Dagger, it would go down as one of the biggest upsets in Stanley Cup playoff history. The loss hasn't been as noticeable during the regular season where the game is a little looser, but in the playoffs, where play is tighter and more physical, the lack of size and strength is rearing its ugly head. The scoring drought for Chicago's two stars is quite remarkable. Fisher won 10 of 16 faceoffs, where only six of his faceoff draws came outside of the defensive zone. He skated Sunday morning and could play Monday night.
But when the Predators didn't have the puck, they just forced it back onto their sticks - out-hitting Chicago 48 to 31.
"We're looking to start the right way, like we finished", Ottawa defenseman Chris Wideman said.
You should be perturbed at what transpired on Saturday night. It was a 60-minute effort where everything clicked and all the bounces went its way.
It's not much to ask for a repeat performance from the Preds, though. Jonathan Toews only had one shot on goal despite playing over 20 minutes. "I think we learned from it". Should that continue, Nashville is in pretty good shape offensively.
Nevertheless, that's the position that the Predators find themselves in.
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SC made the first shot and appeared to intentionally miss the second one in an attempt to get the rebound with a chance to tie. In fact, the Zags pulled ahead of SC even further, thanks to terrific play from Nigel Williams-Goss.
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