Patric Hornqvist, Mike Fisher and David Legwand scored third-period goals and the Nashville Predators completed a four-game season series sweep of the Anaheim Ducks with a 3-1 victory Sunday night.
Anders Lindback made 30 saves in his eighth start this season for the Predators while Pekka Rinne got the night off. Lindback, the tallest goalie in the NHL at 6-foot-6, had lost his previous five starts since Nov. 28, when he faced only 18 shots in a 2-1 win at Edmonton. Legwand scored a power-play goal into an empty net with 16.5 seconds left after a hooking penalty against Bobby Ryan.
Nashville tied idle Detroit for fourth place in the Western Conference standings and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with 10 games left for both teams.
The Predators posted their sixth straight regular-season win over Anaheim. They eliminated the Ducks in six games in the opening round of last year's playoffs - the first time the Predators ever won a postseason series.