Predators take 2-1 series lead, beating St. Louis Blues 3-1

That game them a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 set for Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. After falling in Game 2 in St. Louis, the Preds bounced back and won 3-1.

When you think about the great defensemen who've played for the Nashville Predators, you think of those who've left (Shea Weber, Ryan Suter) and those who picked up the torch (P.K. Subban, Roman Josi).

Fortunate bounce or not, the obvious theme of the night was that the Ducks offense, with just one more shot on goal than Edmonton in Game 3, came to life with undeniable efficiency. Buzzing the St. Louis zone at will, the Predators fired 15 shots in that span at Jake Allen, who stopped 14 of them and single-handedly kept his team in contention.

Brad Hunt played nine games for the Blues in December and January before the team lost him to Nashville on a waiver claim to the Predators, who proceeded to nearly never use him.

Cam Talbot made just 22 saves for the Oilers. [Predators goalie Pekka Rinne is] making good saves, he's playing well.

If the Predators win, the St. Louis mayor owes Barry a basket featuring a blues compilation album, an assortment of local barbecue rubs and sauces, a gooey butter cake and a Blues jersey.

"That's a credit to our fans and the energy that comes into this building", Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said.

The Washington Capitals will hope to match the example set by the Ducks when they go on the road after dropping the first two games of their second-round series at home to the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

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"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. The Ducks want to get out of rabid pro-Oilers environment in Edmonton during the break in the series.

Sanford is expected to be on a line alongside Alexander Steen at center and Vladimir Sobotka on the left side, which is where he played all three games in the Wild series. If I was the guy doing statistics for the team (not the league), I'd count it as a power play goal.

- Goal scoring is up 1.3 goals per game over the 1st round, now over 6 goals per game.

"Anytime we can be a plus line or chip one in, it's going to obviously help", McLeod said.

The Predators are looking forward not only to being back home, but the chance to play their first game in this series with a full complement of 12 forwards for an entire game.

Robert Bortuzzo rang the post behind Rinne in the third period's first five minutes, but the Blues couldn't generate any real sustained pressure after that until pulling Allen for the last 4:09. The Nashville forecheck (led by Viktor Arvidsson) picked up the puck with 7:08 on the clock and didn't lose possession of it until Josi's shot hit the twine.

Game four is at 8:30 p.m.at and will be broadcast nationally by NBC sports network.

Jakob Silfverberg had two goals and an assist for the Ducks, who blew a 3-0 lead before putting the game away.

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