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Ducks Even Series with 4-1 Win over Predators

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NASHVILLE-The Anaheim Ducks brought a 3-0 shutout win into Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round series against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.

Not only that, Anaheim stole momentum back from Nashville on Thursday night.

The Ducks rang off the scoring when David Perron fired a shot that was knocked down by Pekka Rinne, but Ryan Getzlaf jammed home the rebound to give his team a 1-0 lead 1:02 into the first period.

The visitors led 1-0 after 20 minutes.

Colin Wilson passed the puck to Mike Fisher, who fired a one-timer far side and past Frederik Andersen, tying the game 1-1 at 11:26 of the second period.

Rickard Rakell sent the puck to Nate Thompson, who manuevered it past Rinne and went top shelf to give the Ducks a 2-1 lead with 2:56 left in the second.

Just 1:52 later, Jamie McGinn batted the puck out of midair and past Rinne to give the Ducks a two-goal lead.

Anaheim led 3-1 after 40 minutes.

The Ducks won a face-off in the third period. As a result, Jakob Silfverberg found Andrew Cogliano, who fired a shot past Rinne, to extend the lead to 4-1 with 3:08 left in regulation.

Despite one Preds goal, the Ducks had this game from start to finish, taking Game 4 with a 4-1 victory. Andersen made 30 saves for Anaheim. Rinne made 21 saves for Nashville.

The series is now tied 2-2.

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Notes:
Ducks
Scratched: Chris Wagner, Mike Santorelli, Korbinian Holzer

Injured: Josh Manson (upper body), Clayton Stoner (undisclosed), Brandon Pirri (upper body)

Predators
Scratched: Austin Watson, Eric Nystrom, Petter Granberg

Injured: Craig Smith (lower body), Gabriel Bourque (upper body)

Up Next: Both teams will head to Honda Center for Game 5 on Saturday.

NOTE: This article was written by new hockey writer Ana Kieu.

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