I hope the veterans lead by example from the beginning of the game, not half way through.
And the defense has to be better, it's time for Visnovsky and Lydman to shut down the Predators. I want to see Sbisa laying a couple of his hipchecks and Fowler to bring the puck coast to coast that leads to a goal.
Visnovsky and Lydman need to step up if we're to win this game. Visnovsky in particular has looked awful since the playoffs started. Lydman hasn't been as bad but hasn't been near as solid as he was during the regular season. We can't keep making Nashvilles forwards look like the Detroit Red Wings if we want to win, especially if Rinne starts playing the way he's capable of.
I'm a fan of 5:30 game start. Just because it means I should be able to stay up to watch the whole game this time.
It will be interesting to see how the reffing will go. Dives may be more closely looked at, but the Ducks may be more closely looked at in general. And TBH, I don't think Nashville dove that much, other than Tootoo in every game and Smithson's terrible flop. I'm not convinced the Blum one was a dive. I didn't really see many other bad dives.