Predators looking to clinch series on home ice Monday

Anaheim has proven they can win in Nashville. Nashville will have an opportunity to clinch the first Stanley Cup finals berth in franchise history.

Well, things are officially serious before Game 6 of the NHL Western Conference Final in Nashville. The Nashville Predators have won 17 of their last 20 games when allowing two or less goals. Down 3-2 in the best-of-seven series, there is no turning back now.

"We just we went through several ponchos we bought, [so it's] an excuse to buy new Predators stuff and you know rain just wasn't going to stop us tonight we knew we were going to win it here in Smashville, take it to the cup", Gail Harris said.

After Colin Wilson scored the tying power-play goal late in the second period for the Predators, Aberg went flying when he stretched out to guide home Forsberg's rebound for the tiebreaker.

Josh Manson - Anaheim's hard-hitting blueliner had poor possession numbers (13 for, 24 against, 35.1 CF%, 9-12 scoring chances) and was on for a goal against in a 3-1 Game Three loss to Nashville. "(Aberg's) a guy who in my opinion could have been playing on our team all year, but we have so much and so much experience ... that it didn't happen". It was his first goal since Game 1 of the second round. I thought he played really well for us. He has a league-leading.942 save percentage in 15 playoff games. "That is something we're focused on, but it is just about that next game and getting that next win".

Goalie John Gibson also has a lower-body injury, which knocked him out of the last two periods of Game 5.

Momentum is certainly on Nashville's side after beating the Ducks 3-1 on the road.

Jonathan Bernier took over for Gibson and stopped 16 shots in his first appearance in almost two weeks for the Ducks, calling it a "weird situation". In three seasons with Milwaukee, Gaudreau has 101 regular-season points (44-57-101) in 184 games played and five points (3-2-5) in six career games during the Calder Cup Playoffs.

Being in position to win the Campbell Bowl on home ice seemed remote Friday when the Predators announced their top scorer, center Ryan Johansen, would miss the rest of the postseason after emergency surgery on his left thigh.

Rinne, who shut out the Blackhawks twice in Chicago to open this postseason, played arguably his best game yet. His status is clouded after leaving Game 5 following the first period because of a lower-body injury. Gibson vowed to be back in the lineup Monday but coach Randy Carlyle was not as optimistic, telling reporters: "We'll do an assessment tomorrow and we'll do an assessment once we get to Nashville on Monday morning and see where that takes us".

At this point of the playoffs, both teams are dealing with significant injuries, including some that are not made public.

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