Jaskin, Schwartz score as Blues beat Predators 2-1

  • Jaskin, Schwartz score as Blues beat Predators 2-1

Jaskin, Schwartz score as Blues beat Predators 2-1

Josh Harrison singled home Gift Ngoepe with one out in the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Saturday night. Their skating went out the window and their puck management went down the tubes. Armstrong said they will protect seven forwards, three defenseman and one goalie.

"The expectation is the Stanley Cup", Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban said.

ABOUT THE PREDATORS (48-31-8-4 SU, 47-44 ATS, 42-39 O/U): Nashville's No. 1 line of Ryan Johansen and 31-goal scorers Viktor Arvidsson and Filip Forsberg were dominant in a first-round sweep of top-seeded Chicago, combining for 15 points in the stunning upset. ON their feet, cheering, chanting, urging, begging their team forward... and the Predators fed off the energy. He acquired Ryan Johansen from Columbus but had to move a promising young blue liner in Seth Jones to make it happen. Ryan Johansen is the big center landed with Nashville's first big trade, a move nearly forgotten in all the wake of the deal that brought P.K. Subban to Music City.

And so it ended at Nashville's raucous and rockin' Bridgestone Arena, which rivals the self-proclaimed Billy Bob's in Fort Worth as "The World's Largest Honky Tonk". Once the Predators took the lead, it was the last time Smashville sat down. "Standing ovations at every whistle nearly". "When you're getting traded, you don't have control of where you go". The next highest is Blues goalie Jake Allen at 5.17, and no one else is above 4. Tabla's winning goal against D.C. United on Saturday was a superb solo effort, with the youngster beating defenders Jared Jeffrey and Luciano Acosta, taking on centre back Kofi Opare and unleashing and hard, low shot to give the Impact a desperately needed win on the road.

St. Louis played in desperation mode for the rest of the period as Nashville continued to apply pressure forcing them to be out hustled as the clock ticks away. Coach Mike Yeo pulled Allen with a little more than two minutes left...

Calle Jarnkrok sealed it with an empty-net marker at 19:00. Johansen then finds the back of the net.

Yes, the team that plays in a place called "Smashville" is going someplace the Predators have never been before: The NHL Western Conference final.

So let's get to the GBU...

James Neal scored for the Predators, and Pekka Rinne made 30 saves. We have a lot of good lessons and bad lessons.

"It was a big addition at the time", head coach Peter Laviolette said Tuesday as the Predators prepare for either the Ducks or Oilers in round three.

Does it mean they made the wrong decision, now that Nashville has advanced to the conference final?

"I thought this team, if they didn't max out, they were close, and that shows you how close the National Hockey League is because I think Nashville has a chance to win the (Stanley) Cup".

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Another night of playoff hockey is in the books. "We had too many opportunities to not capitalize".

St. Louis controlled the puck for most of the game's remainder but really didn't generate a lot of quality chances against Rinne. While we may be big fans of Pawcho as a team, we also understand we don't have brand recognition for easy sales.