-- Goaltender John Gibson used one of his best performances of the season to draw the Anaheim Ducks closer to their fifth straight Pacific Division title.

Gibson stopped 37 shots to earn his sixth shutout of the season in the Ducks' 4-0 rout of the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night at the Honda Center.

And still, despite losing a third-period lead in the final moments, the Ducks won 3-2 in overtime anyway because of an accidental tip in by P. Subban as the Predators defenseman was making the correct play in front of his own net.

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Corey Perry, Ryan Kesler, Rickard Rakell and Chris Wagner scored for the Ducks (45-23-13), who won their third successive game and 10th in the past 13.

"You want to go into the playoffs on a high," Perry said. That's what we've been talking about all season, just get into the playoffs and start trending upward.

They were taking two shots for every one attempted by the Anaheim Ducks, but between the great play of goalie John Gibson and their inability to bury chances, the Predators entered the third period 20 minutes from trailing 2-1 in the Western Conference Final.

Instead, Nashville rallied for goals by Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi to earn a 2-1 win that gave it the upper hand in the series.

May 16, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson (36) looks to make a save in net in the third period in game three of the Western Conference Final of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena.

Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports NASHVILLE, Tenn — It would have been easy for the Nashville Predators to get frustrated Tuesday night.But Gibson, who was mostly mediocre in Anaheim’s seven-game win over Edmonton in the conference semifinals, has been mostly outstanding in this series. I saw him on his back like five or six times and he stood in there and made the saves that he’s supposed to, and some that he shouldn’t.He kept the Ducks in contention during a series-opening 3-2 overtime defeat with 43 saves, stopped 30 shots Sunday night in a 5-3 Game 2 victory and was the best player on the ice for a considerable stretch in Game 3. “He was incredible,” Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf said. He allowed us to stay in the game.” The Predators have stressed net-front presence in this series, and in Game 3, it was to an extreme.The Western Conference Final is now a best-of-three series. Defenseman Cam Fowler sent a stretch pass up the ice to Rakell, who collected the puck and fired a blast past Predators goalie Pekka Rinne at in the first period.An overtime goal from Corey Perry propelled the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win Thursday against the Predators in Nashville. Anaheim's lead ballooned to 2-0 midway in the second period, when Nick Ritchie skated into the Ducks' offensive zone, dragged the puck around Nashville's Roman Josi and scored on a wrist shot top shelf and glove side at . Subban and Filip Forsberg breathed life into a potential eighth come-from-behind victory for Nashville with third-period goals in the final of regulation to force overtime.Now, it has an opportunity to push the Ducks to the brink of elimination in Thursday’s Game 4 at what will be an insanely loud Bridgestone Arena.