Stanley Cup playoffs: Predators shut out Jets, force Game 7

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Stanley Cup playoffs: Predators shut out Jets, force Game 7

To do that, they'll have to break the pattern from the first five games of this series, during which the Central Division rivals had alternated victories. Predators are 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games and Predators are 0-5 in their last 5 games following a win and Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Jets have won handily in Nashville before and they will look to do so again on Thursday night.

The free-flowing Jets and the counter-attacking, at times defensively minded Predators play one more game for a berth in the Western Conference final.

P.K. Subban said after the Predators' Game 5 loss that they would send the series back to Nashville.

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. Rinne had 34 saves and he helped pace his team to get to a decisive Game 7.

Jets coach Paul Maurice is 2-0 in his career in seventh games. "We're going to come out and play our game". "We're not too anxious about going to their building", said lanky Jets defenceman Tyler Myers. Winnipeg police said they were not involved in that incident. When you have a team willing to take the body as many as 23 times in one game, no way the team shouldn't be able to come out victorious. "I say that because you're going to be feeling adrenalin, you're going to be excited to play and you've got to embrace it". So, while the Predators have learned Game 7 lessons dating back to the 2015-16 post-season - they defeated the Anaheim Ducks but lost to the San Jose Sharks in series-deciding contests - the Jets haven't yet had to travel down this path.

Just look at Game 4.

In an exceptionally even series that has been filled with punches and immediate responses, it's next to impossible trying to predict what will happen in the clincher, other than that one team will be heading home. With our backs against the wall, we went out and we controlled the game. Nashville also did a very good job of clogging to the neutral zone, making it harder on a speedy Jets team to carry the puck into the zone. "For you to write a story on the series, you would have to write six different stories".

"I don't think there's any question that Fil's a big-game player", Predators coach Peter Laviolette said.

"I don't know about that", he said. "We were trying to fiddle out of things in the game and didn't move particularly well or move the puck particularly well on those, but that was the 5-on-5 game, not just the 5-on-4 game".

This first-round series is best remembered as the one where the NHL Jets blew a 3-1 series lead against the mighty Oilers, who went on to capture yet another Stanley Cup that spring. "They're not going to take penalties on us, but we just want to be disturbing, be a pest and get all over them and hopefully our line can chip in for a couple tonight".

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