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Gamethread: Game Six — Ducks @ Predators (4/25/16)

Can the Ducks close it out, or will the Preds force a Game Seven?

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports


Per Eric Stephens, Bruce Boudreau will use the same lineup that won him the last few games:

David Perron-Ryan Getzlaf-Ryan Garbutt

Andrew Cogliano-Ryan Kesler-Jakob Silfverberg

Nate Thompson-Rickard Rakell-Corey Perry

Jamie McGinn-Shawn Horcoff-Chris Stewart

Cam Fowler-Kevin Bieksa

Hampus Lindholm-Sami Vatanen

Simon Despres-Shea Theodore

Frederik Andersen
John Gibson

The Nashville Predators will likely get Craig Smith back in their lineup after his Game 3 upper body injury:

Calle Jarnkrok-Ryan Johansen-James Neal

Filip Forsberg-Mike Ribeiro-Craig Smith

Colin Wilson-Mike Fisher-Viktor Arvidsson

Miikka Salomaki-Paul Gaustad-Cody Bass

Roman Josi-Shea Weber

Mattias Ekholm-Ryan Ellis

Barret Jackman-Anthony Bitetto

Pekka Rinne

Carter Hutton

Numbers For Nerds

Game Sixes used to be kind to the Anaheim Ducks. The franchise won their first five such games and seven of their first eight but since then they've dropped four of five, bringing their all-time record to 8-5.

Game 6 Wins

1997 (PHX), 2003 (DAL), 2003 (NJ), 2006 (CGY), 2007 (DET), 2009 (SJ), 2009 (DET), 2014 (DAL)

Game 6 Losses

2008 (DAL), 2011 (NSH), 2013 (DET), 2014 (LA), 2015 (CHI)

In potential series-clinching Game Sixes (in bold), the Ducks are 4-3, with all three losses coming in the last three playoffs before this one.