Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Game 4: Nashville Can Go Up 3-1

The Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks will face off once again on Wednesday night for Game 4 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal Series at Bridgestone Arena. Nashville currently leads the series 2-1, and will be looking to win their 3rd game in a playoff series for the first time in the history of the franchise.

Anaheim General Manager Bob Murray stirred the pot on Monday when he accused the Predators of diving. He also said that maybe it was time for Anaheim to start diving as well. For more on this, you'll have to ask an inmate at your local insane asylum.

Game 3 saw the Predators win a 4-3 contest in a game that Nashville really dominated. The Preds outshot the Ducks by a 37-16 margin.

Bridgestone Arena will be rocking on Wednesday night, as the Predators have a chance to take complete control of the series. Expect a hard fought game that's full of physicality. Each game is going to get more and more physical from here on out.

The player to watch for the Ducks is Teemu Selanne. Obviously, Selanne has been dangerous this series. He has four goals in three games in the series, and has been Anaheim's most dangerous offensive weapon.

Martin Erat is my player to watch for the Predators. Erat got his first goal of the 2011 playoffs on Sunday, and looks to continue that. Erat was the leading scorer for Nashville in the regular season. Plus, he's probably a little irritated after losing his grill in Game 2.

Puck drop is approximately 7:38 p.m. It could be a historic night in Smashville for the Preds.