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Predators have to step up game after another loss

Trail Sharks 2-0 in series but play next two games at home

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

SAN JOSE -- The Nashville Predators would prefer a different scenario than heading home in a 2-0 hole in their Western Conference Second Round series against the San Jose Sharks.

But that's the reality they face after a 3-2 loss in Game 2 at SAP Center on Sunday.

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Vlasic survives scary shot block in Game 2

Sharks defenseman takes Weber slap shot in visor; misses only one shift

by Eric Gilmore / NHL.com Correspondent

Vlasic narrowly avoids injury

Vlasic survives scary shot block in Game 2

San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic narrowly avoided a scary injury on Sunday after being hit in the visor by a Shea Weber slap shot

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SAN JOSE -- Not all blocked shots are the same, even for San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

Vlasic was credited with four blocked shots in San Jose's 3-2 victory against the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of their Western Conference Second Round series at SAP Center on Sunday, giving him a team-high 23 in seven games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Pavelski comes through again for Sharks

San Jose captain has go-ahead goal with 2:40 left in Game 2 win against Nashville

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

SAN JOSE -- San Jose captain Joe Pavelski was being kept in chains by the Nashville Predators' aggressive defense.

Thirty-eight minutes into the game, he had but one shot on goal, and the Predators were outplaying the Sharks in Game 2 of the Western Conference Second Round series at SAP Center on Sunday.

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Instant analysis: Predators at Sharks, Game 2

San Jose power play comes through, Pavelski has three points in win

by Shawn Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks defeated the Nashville Predators 3-2 in Game 2 of the Western Conference Second Round series at SAP Center on Sunday.

San Jose leads the best-of-7 series, 2-0.

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Sharks edge Predators, lead series 2-0

Pavelski breaks tie with 2:40 remaining in third period; Jones makes 37 saves

by Eric Gilmore / NHL.com Correspondent

SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks weren't at their best, but they were good enough to withstand a desperate effort by the Nashville Predators for a 3-2 victory Sunday at SAP Center in Game 2 of their Western Conference Second Round series.

San Jose leads the best-of-7 series 2-0. Game 3 is Tuesday at Nashville (9 p.m. ET; USA, SN360, TVA Sports).

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Preds' Josi jumps onto Sharks bench to avoid penalty

It seemed like a good idea at the time

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Josi jumps into wrong bench

NSH@SJS, Gm2: Josi jumps into the Sharks' bench

R2, Gm2: Roman Josi jumps into the Sharks' bench in an attempt to negate a too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty

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As a quick-thinking All-Star defenseman, Roman Josi was just trying to solve a problem Sunday during the second period of the Western Conference Second Round Game 2. 

More specifically, he was trying to reduce the number of Predators skaters on the ice from six to a much more legally allowable five by slyly leaping over the sideboards and onto the bench. There was just one small problem: He picked the wrong bench. 

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5 Keys: Predators at Sharks, Game 2

Nashville refocusing mentally; San Jose's high-risk, high-reward opportunities

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks and the Nashville Predators play Game 2 of their Western Conference Second Round series at SAP Center on Sunday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Here are 5 keys for Game 2:

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Sharks working to find home for 'Joe Paw-velski'

Black cat wandered onto ice before Game 1 of second round

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Sharks let black cat on ice

NSH@SJS, Gm1: Sharks bring black cat to Game 1

R2, Gm1: A black cat runs past the bench, hoping the Sharks can turn fortune in their favor before Game 1

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SAN JOSE -- The black cat that became a viral sensation for his on-ice foray at SAP Center before Game 1 on Friday will not make a return engagement for Game 2 of the Western Conference Second Round.

The cat wandered onto the ice before warmups in Game 1 and ran in front of the Sharks bench before exiting through an open door where the Sharks players enter the ice surface.

The cat was safely retrieved by a member of the arena staff Saturday and has been named "Joe Paw-velski"

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Sharks seek faster start against Predators in Game 2

San Jose scored five third-period goals to win series opener

by Eric Gilmore / NHL.com Correspondent

Game 2: PREDATORS at SHARKS

Western Conference Second Round

San Jose leads best-of-seven series 1-0

TV: 8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

SAN JOSE -- The stakes will be high when the San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators meet in Game 2 of their Western Conference Second Round series at SAP center on Sunday.

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Johnston: Sharks power play was difference in Game 1

Former coach feels Predators must be aggressive on forecheck but stay out of penalty box

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

For additional insight into the Western Conference Second Round series between the Nashville Predators and the San Jose Sharks, NHL.com has enlisted the help of Mike Johnston to break down the action. Johnston will be checking in throughout the series.

Johnston, 59, was most recently the coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, compiling a 58-37-15 record during his tenure. He was coach and general manager of the Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks from 2008 to 2014. He also has been an assistant coach for the Kings and the Vancouver Canucks.

Mike Johnston really liked what he saw from the San Jose Sharks in their series-opener against the Nashville Predators.

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