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“When you do that, you move it, you are going to get space, and you are going to get opening,” Fisher said. “We manage to do that and find guys, Weber is getting quite a few shots and Suter is making some good plays back there.”

Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf said they must play better on the penalty kill and win the special teams’ battles to win the series. Asked if the Predators were embellishing on hits to draw penalties, Getzlaf said a “little bit.”

“It’s tough. The game’s meant to be played hard and played on the edge for sure. I don’t fault that at all.” Getzlaf said. “I think that it should be there, and that’s where you should play the game. And I can’t fault the referees because they’re calling the stuff that they see,” Getzlaf said.

“If a guy’s going down easier than he should be, it’s tough for them to make the call and make that distinction between those.”

The Predators obviously disagree in what’s been a very physical and uptempo series. Trotz thought Selanne should have been called for slashing when he snapped Weber’s stick with Nashville on the power play at the end of Sunday night’s game. Trotz called Ducks forward Corey Perry, the NHL’s scoring leader in the regular season, a very talented player.

“But he walks the line every game, and that’s the good and the bad of it I guess,” Trotz said.

Selanne is focused on the Ducks and thinks the time off will help a group of smart guys get back to their level of hockey.

“I’m expecting that Wednesday’s going to be new Ducks,” Selanne said.