Derek Mason shows support for Nashville Predators before Game 3

Fans arrive before Game Three of the Western Conference Finals to see the Predators face the Anaheim Ducks

An overtime goal from Corey Perry propelled the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win Thursday against the Predators in Nashville.

Thompson's goal came after the Ducks blew a 2-0 lead late in the third period and is just his third of the postseason. It was the third overtime goal among four goals this spring for Perry, who struggled to score all season but, like his teammates, is rising to the occasion when it means the most. The best-of-seven series is tied at two, with Game 5 going in Anaheim on Saturday night. May.

Josi also had 10 points in 13 games, and five goals, including the victor on Tuesday.

Both goals were waved off within three minutes of Forsberg's goal, but the Predators kept pressing with Josi scoring Nashville's first power-play goal of the series for the win.

After nearly 27 tense minutes of overtime, Perry collected a pass from Ryan Getzlaf and waited out a sprawling Cam Talbot to finish Anaheim's third straight win - and the first home victory for either team in the series.

“Im going to tell you youre going to get frustrated, ” Carlyle said of going into overtime after giving up the lead.

The Ducks have now reclaimed home-ice advantage and should be considered a favorite to make the Stanley Cup Final.

Nashville took a 2-1 lead into Game 4. Had the Ducks blown this game and gone down 3-1, the series would be all but over.

The Predators opened the second with a bit more energy, matching what they put on net in the first period within a minute.

Perry's shot redirected off Nashville's P.K. Subban and past goalie Pekka Rinne at Bridgestone Arena.

"They've been getting a lot of attention for how they've been playing and they've been playing good".

That Josi's victor came on the power play was a welcome relief for the Predators, who were 0-for-11 with the man advantage in the series up until the defenseman jumped on a rebound of a Mattias Ekholm shot. They are hoping to rebound from their game three loss and head home for game five with the series tied at two.

Rickard Rakell and Nick Ritchie also scored goals for Anaheim, while Gibson made 32 saves on 34 opportunities.

"We're trying to become consistent with that identity", said Laviolette, who added it took until the last two months of the season before the team finally found consistency.

In 13 games, 15 different players have scored at least one goal and 19 have at least one point.

Gibson's shutout bid ended with 6:27 remaining in regulation when Subban's slap shot from the right point snuck past Gibson's glove to cut Nashville's deficit in half. The 11th selection in the 2009 draft logged 23:36 of ice time, had nine shots, two hits, and played like he was shot out of a cannon. And that's the most encouraging part, because we can play better than what we played tonight.