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Game Notes: Game 3 at Nashville

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

The series shifts to Nashville, where the Predators are unbeaten this postseason. On the other hand, the Blues have been perfect on the road after winning all three games in Minnesota in Round 1. Dating back to the regular season, the Blues have won nine of their last 10 road games and have gone 17-4-1 on the road under Mike Yeo overall. Their road goal differential under Yeo sits at a robust +28 which is 21 better than any other team in that span. Game 3 is pivotal. In NHL history, when two teams are tied at 1-1 in a best-of-seven, the winner of Game 3 owns an all-time record of 204-99.

What to Watch

Vladimir Tarasenko is coming off an all-star performance. He tallied his sixth career multi-goal playoff game in Game 2, as the Blues improved to 4-0 when he records a point this postseason. Tarasenko's success has translated to the road as well. He's averaged a point-per-game over his last 10 road outings (five goals, five assists).

Quick Hits
  • The Blues won a postseason-best 54.5 percent of the faceoffs in Game 2. Patrik Berglund was their most successful individual, winning 11 of 15
  • Joel Edmundson, who leads the NHL with a +11 postseason rating, has been a +2 or better in three consecutive games
  • Alex Pietrangelo collected his 20th career postseason assist in Game 2, tying Barclay Plager for sixth on the all-time franchise list among defensemen
50th Anniversary Throwback Note

On this day in 1995, St. Louis veteran Jay Wells played in his 1,000th career NHL game, as the Blues beat the Sharks 4-3 to improve their all-time record in San Jose to 6-0-0

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