Wednesday, April 13, 2011

NHL Playoffs 2011: Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks

Our archive of the first round games between the Nashville Predators and the Anaheim Ducks.

We'll offer up results, summaries and items of note as the two Western Division rivals seek to move on in the 2011 playoffs.

Nashville wins the series  4 games to 2

Wednesday, April 13-- Nashville 4, Anaheim  1
Friday, April 15--  Nashville 3 at Anaheim 5
Sunday, April 17--  Anaheim 3 at Nashville  4
Wednesday, April 20-- Anaheim 6 at Nashville  3  
Friday, April 22--  Nashville 4 at Anaheim 3 (1 OT)
Sunday, April 24-- Anaheim 2 at Nashville  4 

Game Three, April 17

Orange County Register-- Ducks GM on Predators: "We have to start diving"
Orange County Register-- Ducks eager to put Game 3 loss behind them
Orange County Register-- Predators make Ducks pay for mistakes
Orange County Register-- Getzlaf wakes up Ducks with fight
Orange County Register-- Ducks badly outshot, lose Game 3 to Preds, 4-3
LA Times-- Ducks' 4-3 loss to Nashville leaves Teemu Selanne irate
LA Times-- Bobby Ryan, a winger onDucks' top line, is suspended for two games by NHL
The Tennessean-- Predators take series lead with 4-3 win over Ducks
The Tennessean-- This time, Predators get the job done
The Tennessean-- Ducks can't match Predators' firepower
The Tennessean--  At 40, Ducks' Selanne shows no slowdown
The Globe and Mail-- Predators take series lead on Ducks

Game two, April 15

Orange County Register-- Penalties, not Ducks' big line, trouble Trotz
Orange County Register-- Game 3 Rundown: Emery feeling good
Orange County Register-- Ducks' Ryan suspended two games by NHL
Orange County Register-- Ducks get even with Predators
Orange County Register-- Will Ryan be in trouble with the NHL?
Orange County Register-- In 35 seconds, Carlyle reignites Ducks' potential
Orange County Register-- Getzlaf, Ducks even series with Preds with 5-3 victory
LA Times-- Ducks start fast to even series with Predators
The Tennessean-- NHL puts its foot down on Anaheim's Ryan
The Tennessean-- Ducks even series with 5-3 win over Predators
The Tennessean-- Preds aren't upset by missed penalties
Globe and Mail-- Selanne guzzles from fountain of youth
Globe and Mail-- Ducks pull level with Predators
National Post-- Ducks storm back to knot series with Nashville

Game one, April 12

Los Angeles Times-- Ducks coach Randy Carlyle won't say who will be in goal for Game 2
Los Angeles Times-- Ducks can't get net gains in Game 1 loss to Predators
Orange County Register-- Hey Ducks, Rinne is beatable
Orange County Register-- Ducks' Marchant still defying his critics
Orange County Register-- Ducks better figure out Rinne in a hurry
Orange County Register-- Predators' Rinne good when he had to be
Orange County Register-- Ducks fall fast to Predators in Game 1
Orange County Register-- Here's  a little known Selanne fact
Orange County Register-- Ducks bested by Rinne, lose game 1 to Preds 4-1
The Tennessean-- Predators rookies learned harsh lesson late in season
The Tennessean-- Ducks goalie seeks redemption
The Tennessean-- Predators have winning attitude
The Tennessean-- Predators down Ducks
The Tennessean-- Sullivan helps Preds win opener
Globe and Mail-- Fisher is the quintessential Predators' player
Globe and Mail-- Predators: The little team that could
National Post-- No ducking Anaheim's issues in goal
National Post-- Ducks vow to get back to work vs. Predators
Globe and Mail-- Ducks likely to turn to Emery

Series preview

Los Angeles Times-- Ducks defensman Lubomir Visnovsky's long wait is about to end
Los Angeles Times-- Ducks are set, Kings need a reset heading into playoffs
Orange County Register-- Young Selanne had lots of old tricks
Orange County Register-- Predators could cause Ducks to sing blues
Orange County Register- Ducks' Ellis playing against familiar foe
Orange County Register-- Ducks give keys to winning series
The Tennessean-- Predators' O'Brien learns when not to fight
The Tennessean-- Predators see best chain to advance
The Tennessean-- Predators like their chances with the elite Rinne
The Tennessean-- In Nashville vs Anaheim, one is Mickey Mouse
The Tennessean-- Predators know Ducks' Dan Ellis well
The Tennessean-- Predators hope balanced offense beats elite scorer
The Tennessean-- Predators forward Erat ready to turn playoff page
The Tennessean-- Ducks soar behind Perry
The Tennessean-- Predators to duel Anaheim Ducks in NHL playoffs

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