Hurricanes v. Predators – Duchene in Double OT Gives Preds 5-4 Win

#1 Carolina Hurricanes v. #4 Nashville Predators – Game 3
Hurricanes Lead Series 2-0

Game Recap:

With the series shifting over to Nashville, the Carolina Hurricanes look to make their a lead a commanding three game lead over the Predators. In the first period the Preds would strike first as Ryan Ellis would launch the puck from the point through a crowd to get past Alex Nedeljkovic to take the 1-0 lead. However, later in the period with a little less than five minutes left in the period Sebastian Aho whould shot the puck off of Roman Josi’s stick and past Juuse Saros to tie the game at one for the Canes, but Filip Forsberg would score with less than 30 seconds left in the period to give the Preds the one goal lead once again as the Predators would take the 2-1 lead into the first intermission.

Then in the second period the Canes would start the period shorthanded off of a delay of game penalty, but after killing the penalty it would be Jordan Staal with his third of the playoffs to tie the game at two for the Canes. The Preds would get another powerplay opportunity, but the Canes would blank the Preds once again with their perfect penalty kill. After kill the Canes would get back to back powerplays due to Mattias Ekholm penalties, and despite not striking on the first opportunity, it would be Vincent Trocheck on the second powerplay chance to score and give the Canes the lead for the first time in this game. However, the Canes would get themselves into penalty trouble and the Preds would finally strike as Mikael Granlund would score to tie the game at three.

In the third period Ryan Johansen would score five minutes into the period to give the Predators the lead. Both teams would trade powerplay opportunities, and despite a heavy push on Carolina’s opportunity they would not score on the powerplay, but they would score on a Brett Pesce blast to tie the game at four to send the game to overtime.

After going scoreless in the first overtime period it would be Matt Duchene in the second overtime period to give the Preds the 5-4 victory and bring Carolina’s series lead down to one.

Lineups:

Carolina Hurricanes:

Andrei Svechnikov — Sebastian Aho — Teuvo Teravainen
Nino Niederreiter — Vincent Trocheck — Martin Necas
Warren Foegele — Jordan Staal — Jesper Fast
Jordan Martinook — Steven Lorentz — Brock McGinn

Brady Skjei — Dougie Hamilton
Jake Bean — Brett Pesce
Maxime Lajoie — Jani Hakanpaa

Alex Nedeljkovic
Petr Mrazek

Scratched: Morgan Geekie, Jake Gardiner, Max McCormick, Drew Shore, Roland McKeown, James Reimer
Injured: Jaccob Slavin (lower body), Cedric Paquette (lower body)

Nashville Predators:

Filip Forsberg — Ryan Johansen — Matt Duchene
Eeli Tolvanen — Mikael Granlund — Luke Kunin
Nick Cousins — Erik Haula — Calle Jarnkrok
Yakov Trenin — Colton Sissons — Tanner Jeannot

Roman Josi — Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm — Alexandre Carrier
Erik Gudbranson — Matt Benning

Juuse Saros
Pekka Rinne

Scratched: Rocco Grimaldi, Brad Richardson, Tyler Lewington, David Farrance, Michael McCarron, Jeremy Davies, Rem Pitlick, Mathieu Olivier, Dante Fabbro
Injured: Luca Sbisa (lower body), Mark Borowiecki (upper body). Viktor Arvidsson (upper body)

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First Period:

NAS Goal – 4:35 – Ryan Ellis (1) from Tanner Jeannot (1) and Colton Sissons (1)

CAR Goal – 15:44 – Sebastian Aho (3) from unassisted

NAS Goal – 19:35 – Filip Forsberg (2) from Mattias Ekholm (1) and Juuse Saros (1)

End of FirstCAR – 1NAS – 2
Shots611
Faceoff Wins88
Hits119
Powerplay0/00/0

Second Period:

CAR Penalty – :23 – Steven Lorentz 2 minutes for Delay of Game

CAR Goal – 3:31 – Jordan Staal (3) from Warren Foegele (1)

CAR Penalty – 4:08 – Jani Hakanpaa 2 minutes for Hooking

NAS Penalty – 10:15 – Mattias Ekholm 2 minutes for Slashing

NAS Penalty – 12:33 – Mattias Ekholm 2 minutes for Cross Checking

CAR PPG – 12:46 – Vincent Trocheck (1) from Andrei Svechnikov (2) and Sebastian Aho (1)

CAR Penalty – 13:35 – Warren Foegele 2 minutes for Delay of Game

CAR Penalty – 14:05 – Jordan Staal 2 minutes for Tripping

NAS PPG – 14:42 – Mikael Granlund (1) from Erik Haula (1) and Roman Josi (1)

End of SecondCAR – 3NAS – 3
Shots2224
Faceoff Wins2115
Hits1616
Powerplay1/21/4

Third Period:

CAR Penalty – 2:30 – Jake Bean 2 minutes for Hooking

NAS Goal – 5:01 – Ryan Johansen (1) from Ryan Ellis (2) and Filip Forsberg (1)

CAR Penalty – 6:30 – Sebastian Aho 2 minutes for Hooking

NAS Penalty – 13:41 – Tanner Jeannot 2 minutes for Cross Checking

CAR Goal – 16:39 – Brett Pesce (1) from Teuvo Teravainen (1) and Sebastian Aho (2)

End of ThirdCAR – 4NAS – 4
Shots3534
Faceoff Wins3126
Hits2125
Powerplay1/31/6

Overtime:

N/A

End of OTCAR – 4NAS – 4
Shots4844
Faceoff Wins3742
Hits2931
Powerplay1/31/6

Double Overtime:

CAR Penalty – 11:40 – Maxime Lajoie 2 minutes for Hooking

NAS Goal – 14:54 – Matt Duchene (1) from Roman Josi (2) and Ryan Ellis (3)

End of 2OTCAR – 4NAS – 5
Shots5654
Faceoff Wins4646
Hits3233
Powerplay1/31/7

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