Predators advance, Oilers force Game 7

Predators advance, Oilers force Game 7

In the second overtime at 6:57, Corey Perry scored the game-winning goal to give Anaheim the series lead at 3-2 going to Game 6 on Sunday night. Jaskin made the most of his opportunity, not only opening the scoring with a second-period goal but registering a game-high eight shots on goal.

In a story May 1 about a bet between the Nashville and St. Louis mayors over the Predators-Blues playoff series, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of Nashville's mayor on the first reference. That series is tied up at 3-3 with game seven in Anaheim Wednesday night.

"I intend to attend every game until the Cup now", said Wilson, envious he's missed the city-wide euphoria prompted by the Predators' flawless home playoff record en route to their first trip to the west final. I think he's one of the best goaltenders in the league. "Our fans are unbelievable". It helped produce a first-round playoff win over Anaheim last spring, but then another second-round defeat, this time to San Jose.

"It's obviously a tough building", Blues goalie Jake Allen said.

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Goalie Pekka Rinne, 34, is again reasserting himself as one of the NHL's best after a couple of so-so seasons and has only allowed 14 goals in 10 playoff games.

But these Blues, who were arguably playing with house money in this transition season, can hang their helmets on how far they got. There's still a lot of hockey left to be played, but we should enjoy this today.

We all know Jaden Schwartz is a good player. It's a good feeling. "Right now, I'm pretty happy".

Paul Stastny, son of Czech hall of famer Peter Stastny, scored the only goal for St. Louis while Allen finished with 15 saves.

Allen kept the Blues close as he had all series, stopping Filip Forsberg on a breakaway with 13:31 left. A hard around from the back of the net went astray, Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester couldn't corral it and then lost the race to the 50/50 puck with Calle Jarnkrok, who promptly deposited the empty netter and set off a celebration in Pred Nation. Subban says it's easily the deepest unit he's ever played with. "We've still got a ton of work to do". The Blues beat the Predators 2-1.

If the Blues pass that test, they come home for a winner-take-all Game 7. We wanted Pawcho to be both a story and coloring book in one, and at no point did we want the narrative to feel forced or unnecessary.

"He got me into a position where I could be alone with the goalie", Johansen said of Weber.

NOTES: St. Louis RW Alexander Steen (foot) returned to the lineup after missing Game 5.

Pregame saw an incredibly hyped Pred Nation, they were ready from the jump, and they took the emotion to another level when Kevin Fiala made a surprise appearance as towel waiving hype man right after a stirring National Anthem from Lady Antebellum.

St. Louis controlled the puck for most of the game's remainder but really didn't generate a lot of quality chances against Rinne.

Pekka Rinne raised both arms in the air to celebrate.

In recent years, however, layered on top of this steady-as-she-goes doctrine has been an oh-why-the-hell-not attitude, one that motivated Nashville to make two of hockey's most sensational trades the past two years.

"It's a big step for the franchise", Predators defenseman Roman Josi said.

"He's been unbelievable", Arvidsson said of Rinne.

The Oilers didn't show mercy in the second period, with Anton Slepyshev scoring just 45 seconds in on a feed from Patrick Maroon. The great Vladimir Tarasenko, who led the Blues with 23 shots in this series, is 25. That gave Nashville defensemen nine goals this postseason, a franchise record.

Draisaitl delivered three goals and two assists, while Letestu scored twice and collected four points. Since the start of 2014-15 Nashville is 3-4-2 against Anaheim and 9-0-0 against Edmonton.

Wilson's first attempt to get into sports ownership came in 2004 when a deal to buy a piece of the Calgary Flames fell though.

Johansen ranks ninth this postseason with seven assists behind Evgeni Malkin, Leon Draisaitl, Erik Karlsson, Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel, T.J. Oshie and Ryan Getzlaf.



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