Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators is tonight in Music City, USA. The Ducks were singing the blues after Game 3, as they watched a glorious opportunity slip away. Nashville scored a late goal with approximately 2 minutes remaining to give them a 2-1 series lead.
This was after the Preds had two goals disallowed, both because of goaltender inference. The first was kind of iffy in my opinion, as a Predator seemed to be shoved in to John Gibson. The second, though, Gibson’s head was nearly knocked off as a Pred cut across the mouth of the crease.
The Preds avoided a monumental frustrating loss by pulling out a goal with minutes remaining, though. Conversely, it’s a frustrating loss for the Ducks who nearly got away with two disallowed goals from their opponents. In Game 4, here’s the scenario, the Ducks must win or I think they’re just about done. I couldn’t fathom seeing them come back from a 3-1 hole against this Predators team who are looking like a team of destiny. Get our free Ducks vs. Predators Game 4 pick below.
Anaheim Ducks vs. Nashville Predators Game 4 Pick
Pekka Rinne has been quite the wall in net for the Predators. If they go on to win the Stanley Cup, Rinne has to be considered, and will probably be given the MVP. The Stanley Cup Finals aren’t going to be easy though, no matter whether it’s the Senators or Penguins. You keep hearing about this team of destiny with the Predators though, and I can’t really argue much. However, there’s a veteran roster on the other side of the coin in this current series who aren’t dead, yet.
Gibson played relatively well in Game 3 but Rinne just outshined him enough to get the job done. I had the Predators in Game 3, and the final result lined up with that pick. In Game 4, I think it’s worth a shot giving a look at the Ducks. I had splits in Anaheim and Nashville though the first four games and I’m going to stick with my guns here. Our Game 4 pick is on the Ducks to knot this series at 2-2 as we head back to Anaheim for the next game.
PICK: DUCKS +135