Published: Fri, May 05, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Back home, Preds eager to rebound off 1st postseason loss

Back home, Preds eager to rebound off 1st postseason loss

Jakob Silfverberg scored for the second time in as many games Friday to match captain Ryan Getzlaf with a team-leading four goals, while the 26-year-old Swede's point total resides at 28 in 29 playoff appearances since 2015.

In Game 3, the Blues got dominated in risky shots, giving up 24 high and mid danger shots, 25% more than their prior Round 2 average and nearly 50% more than their regular season and Round 1 averages.

The Blues were whistled for three penalties in the first period, and though Nashville didn't pick up any power-play goals, the Predators scored twice shortly after their man advantages expired.

The lucky fans who will be going to Tuesday night's game may see a country music star take the ice for the national anthem. Subban returned later in the period after being called for embellishment along with Edmundson back in the box for roughing at 5:15 of the third. "We had some good scoring chances and the game's at 2-1 and then get hemmed in a little bit and ends up costing us that third goal, which is tough".

The Predators' defense has been the talk of the league and Pekka Rinne stole the show against the Blackhawks. The Predators are attempting to reach the conference finals for the first time in franchise history.

Lessons Learned: The Washington Capitals have done themselves no favors by losing the first two games on home ice, and you can bet the Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking to put the Caps on the brink of elimination.

It was Ellis' third postseason goal and marked his sixth straight playoff game with a point. We're in a new challenge now going to Nashville.

"We had a decent start, but once they started to get to their game we didn't seem to have an answer for it", Yeo said.

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A pair of chances for Vladimir Tarasenko in the early stages of the first period set the tone for Rinne, who is without a doubt in the midst of the best playoff run of his career.

In the Eastern Conference, the Ottawa Senators, who have displayed plenty of resilience in these playoffs, came from behind in Game 2 to beat the New York Rangers 6-5 in a thrilling and entertaining OT affair.

Blues goalie Jake Allen kept St. Louis in this game before being pulled by coach Mike Yeo for the extra attacker with more than 4 minutes remaining and took his timeout with 1:25 left.

Ryan Ellis scored at 5:09 of the third to break up a scoreless game.

Nashville took a 2-0 lead when Cody McLeod (1) poked home his own rebound past Jake Allen.

Anaheim's first-period onslaught continued at 11:51.

"It was awesome today", Laviolette said. Regardless of which side you fall on regarding how deep you think this team is, they are too talented to be pushed around. The Blues also had won nine of their last 10 road games overall. Nashville outshot St. Louis 18-4 in the period. The Oilers have won each of the four playoff series they started by winning the first two on the road. "This series is a best of five now, and we're excited to get to Nashville".

It would make sense then that the Blues' first shot of the period - off a glove, no less - would finally find the back of the net.

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