Game 2 between the Ducks and the Predators was an absolute slug fest.
The Predators’ James Neal netted the OT game-winner in a 3-2 Nashville win in Game 1, but the Ducks needed just three periods to upend the Predators 5-3. The Ducks offense was clicking on all cylinders tonight, and came back from Nashville leads more than once in the game.
With Game 3 shifting to Nashville, the Ducks can’t afford for their offense to go cold, especially if Nashville is going to jump on them the way they did in the first period of Game 2: The Predators scored two early goals vs. Anaheim.
“I don’t think we are an old team, but we’re a little bit in transition right now, so I tried to go and change our team up a little bit,” Gorton said at the team’s hotel in Chicago. “Obviously, we had some salary cap issues (before the trade) and then we got an opportunity to go into the top 10 (in the draft), where there are some players we like, and DeAngelo is a player we liked and the type of player we didn’t have. You put all those things together, that’s the biggest reason why (to make the trade).”
Penguins GM Jim Rutherford opted to keep Fleury, a likely candidate to be selected by the Vegas Golden Knights later this month in the NHL’s expansion draft, despite trade offers at the deadline. Where Dallas Cowboys Cheap Jerseys the 32-year-old will play next season isn’t certain, but he was kept for this purpose: To pass the Cheap Youth NHL Jerseys reins — and, ideally, the Cup — to Murray.