Preview Blues at Predators: HOWDY Y'ALL (Am I Doing It Right?)

Preview Blues at Predators: HOWDY Y'ALL (Am I Doing It Right?)

Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette talks to left wing Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, during the third period in Game 3 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn.

St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russian Federation, skates to the bench after scoring the winning goal against the Nashville Predators during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series F.

Vladimir Tarasenko spearheaded the Blues' attack in Game 2, scoring their first goal during a five-minute power play late in the first period and then wiring a wrister past Rinne at 16:09 of the third to snap a 2-2 deadlock. His third-period goal helped the Blues break the tie with less than four minutes left, and it went on to be the game-winner.

The Blues elected to leave St. Louis Saturday morning instead of Friday night so that meant no practice for the Blues on Saturday, so the lines for today's game remain unknown.

The Nashville Predators returned to the Music City Sunday to play Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on home ice.

The Blues saw what staying disciplined did for the bottom line in Game 2, taking just one penalty and winning 3-2 to even the series.

Edmonton goalie Cam Talbott made 39 saves in a 2-1 victory, his fourth straight in helping the Oilers grab their first 2-0 lead on the road since 2006 in the Western finals, also against Anaheim.

Purchase the $15 Twice Daily Day of Game tickets through the Nashville Predators app or through the Patron Platinum Club: One hundred tickets will be made available starting at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. They are a +/- minus 4 and minus 3 respectably and have one lone assist between the two of them over the last two games. I mean, he's been excellent for us.

NOTES: Edmonton F Drake Caggiula played just one shift after the first period, apparently due to an injury. They finished the regular season seven points ahead of the Blues, good for second in the Western Conference, and trailed the Chicago Blackhawks by just three points. They'll have the better matchups thanks to being back home for the next two games.

St. Louis, which took eight of the first 12 shots, went without a shot through almost 13 minutes of the second period without an attempt on Rinne.

LINE HISTORY: The Rangers opened as -165 moneyline favorites for Game 3 and that number has yet to move. Another missed chance later in the period left the Blues with just two power play goals in 19 chances so far in the playoffs. And it's a fun team to watch with the likes of Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. "We knew that coming in it's a huge game. And like I tell him all the time, goalies are supposed to stop the puck". "Good situation, 1-1", Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne told reporters after the loss. We're going to keep this thing going.



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