Top 5 | Nashville Predators Game-Changers

Down two games to one in the Stanley Cup Final, the Nashville Predators delivered their second straight home win to even the series, as the scene now shifts to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Thursday.

Down two games to one in the Stanley Cup Final, the Nashville Predators delivered their second straight home win to even the series, as the scene now shifts to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Thursday.

Aside from First Star and NHLPA Playoff Performer of the Night Pekka Rinne, who else came up big for Nashville?

Check out what these five players did to help deliver a decisive 4-1 win on Monday night.

My Top 5: Nashville Predators Game 4 Game-Changers

1. Mike Fisher

Nashville’s captain netted an assist, dished out two hits, had one takeaway, notched an assist and was 13-10 in the face-off circle, en route to second star of the game honours.

2. Frederick Gaudreau

It was a history-making night for the 24-year-old forward, who joined the Chicago Blackhawks John Harms (1943-44) as the only players in NHL history to record their first three career goals in the Stanley Cup Final. Not bad for a guy whose stall is in the middle of the Predators dressing room.

3. Filip Forsberg

The centreman chipped in offensively with his ninth goal of the post-season – the final goal of the game – and dished out five hits on a night where he took 27 shifts in 18:34 of ice time.

4. Austin Watson

The feisty forward was once again at his Smashville best, delivering a game-high six hits. Add in an assist, a blocked shot, a plus-1 rating, and winning his only face-off of the contest, and it was another big-time effort from the energetic left-winger.

5. Calle Jarnkrok

The centreman tallied Nashville’s first goal of the game at 14:51 of the first period. He had three shots on goal, registered one hit, saw time on both the power-play and penalty kill, and was a plus-1 for the Predators.