Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and the St. Louis Blues defeated the Nashville Predators, 3-2, in Game Two to even their Second Round series at 1-1. It's the first loss the Preds have suffered of the 2017 postseason, and a late goal by the Blues sealed the result.
As was the case in Game One, St. Louis tallied twice in the third period, and a 5-0 count in power-play opportunities for the Blues didn't help Nashville's cause.
"I thought they played a much tighter game," defenseman Ryan Ellis said. "Kudos to them, they played a good game too. It's disappointing to be up halfway through the third there [and then lose], but we have to stay out of the box, maybe get a call here and there and just capitalize on our chances. I thought we came at them down the stretch, but their goalie made some good saves."