Predators take 2-1 series lead, beating St. Louis Blues 3-1

Predators take 2-1 series lead, beating St. Louis Blues 3-1

Two occurred in the first 8 1/2 minutes of the second period when Nashville buzzed their zone at will.

The power play was a big difference in this game.

Even with all the hype, the Blues made mincemeat out the Wild and sailed into Round 2 against the Nashville Predators.

"They took their game to another level tonight and we didn't match it", he said.

Defensemen Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi also scored, and Colton Sissons added two assists. NY has won three straight playoff games at Madison Square Garden after losing six straight on home ice, including Game 3 of the first round against Montreal.

"It's about possession", Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. "That's a credit to our fans and the energy that comes into this building". The Ducks also hit multiple posts in Game 2, but nothing could get by Talbot, who made most of his tough saves well before the final eight minutes. The Preds have always had a solid roster that is built on defense and goaltending, and while this season isn't too far from that mold they have had a much better season putting the puck in the net and that has made them so unsafe thus far as they have been able to shut down their opponents in the attacking third while filling the back of the net at the other end.

NOTES: C Vernon Fiddler, who scored the game-winning goal in Game 1, also received a game misconduct penalty along with the kneeing major in the first period. The sellout crowd was still finding its seats when Sekera scored just 65 seconds into Game 2, slipping a long shot past Gibson for the defenseman's second career postseason goal and his first since 2011. Fiala was expected to return to Nashville with the team following the game and doctors said he will need four to six months to recover from the broken femur he suffered in Game 1.

Game 3 is Sunday at Nashville. Titans running back Demarco Murray was given this honor on Sunday.

Nashville is becoming more and more of a hockey town.

Ryan Ellis is using the Nashville Predators' second-round playoff series with the St. Louis Blues to reaffirm one of hockey's timeless truths: There is no such thing as a bad shot on net.

Through three games, the Blues have yet to scratch out the first goal in a game.

Something had to give in this game. Nashville now leads the series 2-1.

Ellis scored his fourth goal of the playoffs, and he tallied a point for the seventh straight game, tying Wilson's playoff franchise record set a year ago.

"Obviously that's something that would be incredible for this organization too", Rinne said. "So far, so good".

Vladimir Tarasenko scored the game victor for St. Louis beating Pekka Rinne with just under four minutes left in the game. He did have two assists in the previous four games, which included a great individual effort leading to Joel Edmundson's overtime victor. Nashville outshot St. Louis 18-4 in the period.

Officially, one out of every five shots (three of 15) he has gotten on net have gone in.

Jake Allen because he looked like he was the only one that gave two shits today.

Game four in the best-of-seven series is Wednesday in Edmonton.

Kris Russell collected two assists for Edmonton. Cam Talbot finished with 22 saves. They took a quick 3-0 first-period lead on goals by Rickard Rakell, Jakob Silfverberg and Ryan Getzlaf, and the Oilers appeared be stunned by the quick onslaught.

ABOUT THE OILERS (53-27-5-5 SU, 49-41 ATS, 35-46 O/U): While likely Hart Trophy candidate and generational talent Connor McDavid traditionally commands the undivided attention of the opponent, several unsung Edmonton players temporarily have grabbed the spotlight in his stead. The Oilers challenged the play for offside, but the goal stood after a video review.

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