Ducks, Predators Will Decide Series Tonight
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — It will all be on the line when the Ducks host Nashville in Game 7 of their NHL first-round series tonight.
It will be the first time in Nashville's history that they will play in a best-of-seven series that goes the limit.
The Ducks haven't fared well in Game 7's, going 2-5 including losses on their home ice in each of the past three seasons.
The winner goes on to play San Jose in the Western Conference semifinals.
While that series is ending, the Islanders and Lightning open up round two in Tampa.
Tampa Bay got nearly a week off without travel since eliminating the Red Wings in Game 5 last week. The Islanders were pushed to double overtime on Sunday by Florida in Game 6.
The Islanders beat Tampa Bay two of the three times they played during the season. Goalies Ben Bishop of Tampa Bay and Thomas Greiss (grys) of the Islanders rank among NHL leaders by giving up fewer than two goals a game in the postseason.