Complete effort by Preds leads to 2-1 series lead on Blues

"We scored one goal tonight and fact of the matter is, we weren't even competitive", Yeo said. "We took a shot, it got blocked, and everyone was kind of looking for it".

If that happens, the Blues have home ice advantage in what becomes a three game series.

Ellis made a save on the goal line on a Blues power play late in the second period as the puck was moving toward the goal line. In Game 2, the Blues didn't surrender a single power play for the Predators. Vladimir Tarasenko bailed the team out with two goals and the defenders did a better job of limiting chances. Cam Talbot stole the show for his team, and has Edmonton in good shape heading home. It's important to note that fourth-line players delivered the game-winning goals for the Predators in Games 1 and 3. Neal kept things rolling when he found the net in Game 2 against the Blues, and Colin Wilson, who replaced Fiala in the top six, has even captured some of that "Playoff Willy" form that Poile has talked about in the past. But that outcome somehow didn't impress the benefits of good behaviour in Game 3 Sunday.

The first goal of the game came from the snap of Predators' Ryan Ellis at the 10:34 mark of the first period. The Blues had outshot the Predators 8-4 until that penalty. They swept the Chicago Blackhawks in round one then went on nab a thrilling 4-3 game one road win with defenseman P.K. Subban, 27, completely on fire.

Anaheim's first-period onslaught continued at 11:51. A goal by National Hockey League veteran Vernon Fiddler, 36, ended up sealing the game for good for the Predators, but St. Louis had so much momentum inside the Scottrade Center during game two on April. 28 that this has become a serious contest. The Preds were razor-sharp from the start of the game and controlled most of the play. The Predators carried possession into the zone, where Colton Sissons' shot was redirected by McLeod. Paryako chases McLeod to the side of the net but he gets his own rebound and bangs the rebound in. Not only does he have Alex Pietrangelo and Collin Wilson but even worse, Alexander Steen does a drive by, cutting right into the shooting lane in awful position letting the shot go through his legs. "I guess we're still in for a long series and have to get rested and go into a tough building". After avoiding the penalty box in Game 2, aside from a coincidental minor in the third period, the Blues took a half-dozen minors on Sunday. Rinne made 22 saves on 23 shots, and padded his 1.38 goals allowed average in this year's postseason.

Pietrangelo ripped a blast that brushed off Steen's left mitt and sneaked inside the far post for a 2-1 deficit 7:01 left in the period.

Roman Josi slapped one past Jake Allen in the third period for the Predators.

"It's two tough teams", Steen said.

"We just need to respond well here", Nashville captain Mike Fisher said.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump warns North Korea's missiles will get better
May 03, 2017 - 00:44
That means, McMaster said, working to enforce current United Nations sanctions and perhaps ratcheting them up. Trump told CBS on Sunday that if the North carried out a sixth nuclear test he "would not be happy".

Deadly storms and flooding in US Midwest, South
May 03, 2017 - 00:26
The body of a 72-year-old woman was recovered in southwestern Missouri after flood waters washed away her vehicle . Tornadoes killed four people in Texas on Friday, and storms killed two in MS and a two-year old girl in Tennessee.

Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss
May 03, 2017 - 00:25
Clinton gave her inspirational speech in a room full of 1000 people - mostly women - including fellow fighter Meryl Streep . She reminded the enthusiastic audience packed with women that she ultimately earned three million more votes than Mr Trump.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cops searching for suspect in paramedic shooting
May 03, 2017 - 00:23
A gunman shot a member of the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department on Monday, according to a tweet from the city's police department. The paramedic was gravely wounded, and is in critical but stable condition after surgery at the Baylor Medical Center.

Investigators search for clues in deadly UT campus attack
May 03, 2017 - 00:15
When she first heard the screaming, Rachel Prichett thought her fellow University of Texas students were just joking around. Former classmate Angela Bonilla described White as "the sweetest guy", while others remembered him similarly.

France election: Macron says European Union must reform or face 'Frexit'
May 01, 2017 - 16:46
Between them Le Pen and Macron gathered only 45 percent of votes in that round, which eliminated nine other candidates. But the momentum has recently been with Le Pen, who has clawed back about five percentage points over the past week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA service members killed during raid against ISIS in Afghanistan
May 01, 2017 - 16:45
Two U.S. troops were killed fighting the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Thursday. An American special forces soldier was killed while conducting operations against ISIS in Nangarhar on April 8.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dump VIP culture, embrace 'EPI', says Modi
May 01, 2017 - 16:45
Under the scheme, a person can earn Rs. 10 every time he or she introduces BHIM to another person and that person undertakes three digital transactions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ravens select Houston LB Bowser in 2nd round of NFL draft
May 01, 2017 - 16:41
If you're bad on both sides of the ball, well, then you're going to have to mix and match your picks throughout the draft . There was a lot of speculation that the Baltimore Ravens were going to find help for Joe Flacco early in the draft .

Scientists use artificial womb to support premature lambs
Apr 28, 2017 - 01:17
While inside the bags, the lambs opened their eyes, had normal breathing and swallowing movements and grew wool. The environment of each artificial womb allowed all of the lamb fetuses to survive and thrive .

Microsoft Will Invest More In First-Party Games
Apr 28, 2017 - 01:15
The left-hand picture shows native Xbox One assets on a 4K display, and the right side has been patched with 4K assets. In other words, GTA 6 may be refined for the PS5 rather than Project Scorpio due to the timing of things.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Maersk to use Microsoft Azure platform
Apr 28, 2017 - 01:11
Overall, it's a solid quarter for Microsoft as it continues to compete against both Google and Amazon for cloud customers. The software giant reported third quarter earnings of $4.8 billion, or 61 cents a share, on revenue of $22.1 billion.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top BOJ holds fire as growth outlook brightens
Apr 28, 2017 - 01:10
The BOJ upgraded its view of the economy, describing it as headed toward an "expansion", its first use of that word in almost a decade.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Turkey expresses sadness to Russian govt over ship collision
Apr 28, 2017 - 01:08
Ahmet Arslan also told Turkey's A Haber news channel that the collision in the Black Sea off Istanbul occurred in heavy fog. Before the annexation, Russian Federation had a naval base there for its Black Sea fleet, which it continues to operate.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top PayPal's Q1 Earnings Chart Positive Course for 2017, EPS Rises
Apr 28, 2017 - 01:06
Bernstein set a $44.00 target price on Paypal Holdings and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Sunday, January 8th. For the full year, the company sees revenue orn$12.52 billion to $12.72 billion, and EPS of $1.74 to $1.79.