Predators' Ryan Johansen out for rest of playoffs due to thigh injury

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The Predators winger, whose seventh goal of the playoffs tied Game 4 with 35 seconds remaining in the third period, has scored in each of the last four games.

Especially not on home ice.

Having handed the Nashville Predators their first home defeat of the postseason, the Anaheim Ducks return to Honda Center to host Game 5 of the Western Conference final on Saturday night.

A Nashville playoff game has become a marquee event. Between the end of the first period and through the midway point of the second, the Predators ran a 21-1 shot advantage over Anaheim, but failed to put a puck behind Ducks goaltender John Gibson.

"I would stack our '76 team up against anybody in any era", Hall of Fame defenseman Larry Robinson said.

"The ownership group has really paid attention to the fans and the experience", Harrell said. I believe the Penguins will win the cup again because, despite the incredible performance of the Predators in the playoffs, the Penguins have become a new monster in the playoffs, and their roster boasts veterans and aggressive young players, including Jake Guentzel, a rookie who has the most goals in the postseason, who will bring them to the cup for a second year in a row.

"We just didn't do a very good job in front of him as far as managing the puck and then managing the people that were inside".

The Predators didn't give up as Filip Forsberg, of Sweden, poked home his own rebound at 19:25 to cap a stunning comeback from a two-goal deficit.

Johansen was injured in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Anaheim Ducks. And that's what they say in overtime.

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"We thought we were outcompeted last game, so it feels good to take care of business and get a split on the road and now it's best out of three", Ducks center Andrew Cogliano said. "I was trying to create traffic or create a bounce and create havoc in front". "The way we've played it all through the playoffs, the way we played it through the second half of the year".

And the Nashville fans just keep getting louder with each game, drawing new respect and attention for the home atmosphere from across the National Hockey League. The game itself was tight, with the score tied late in the third period.

He has moved up to Anaheim's No. 1 line with Ryan Getzlaf. Nashville came out with much more jump and created more chances. During that span, Johansen's entire line, which included Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson, combined for only four shots. The Ducks won Game 4 with a 3-2 final.

They also dominated the play early and caught the Predators in a line change with a long pass to Rakell leading to a slap shot that beat Rinne at 11:30 of the first.

The Predators, though, pushed back in the second. Just ask the Nashville Predators.

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported that the 24-year old required emergency surgery on his left thigh following Nashville's 3-2 overtime loss in Game 4 to Anaheim. We have a chance to go in their rink, win a game, and come back with a chance to win in our home building. It probably wasn't because we went to seven with the Flyers. "And we received the game a lot". With Rinne sliding from right to left, it appeared he would slide out of position and give Silfverberg a wide ope net. The best players in the world have played in every Olympics since 1998.

The Ducks' X-factor is a former Hart Trophy victor as the NHL's most-valuable player, a 50-goal scorer, a Stanley Cup champion, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a player opponents love to loathe, a player teammates love, period.

But the net came off its moorings at the same time with Ekholm crashing into it. Referee Brad Meier immediately waved off the goal, which was upheld on review.

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