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Blues Even Series as Preds Fall in Game Two

Ryan Ellis Tallies Goal, Assist, Nashville Loses for First Time in 2017 Postseason

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

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."

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Game Two Infographic: Preds 2, Blues 3

Vladimir Tarasenko's Second Goal of the Game Hands the Preds Their First Postseason Loss

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

Ryan Ellis puts Nashville ahead in the third, but the Blues tie it and then use Vladimir Tarasenko's second of the night with under four minutes remaining in regulation to tie the series. 

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Photos: Game Two Morning Skate

The Best Shots from Nashville's Morning Skate Ahead of Game Two

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Check out the best shots from the Predators morning skate at Scottrade Center ahead of Game Two as Nashville looks to take a 2-0 series lead against the Blues.

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Game Two: Preds vs. Blues

Nashville Looks to Steal Another On the Road in St. Louis in Game Two

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

After taking a 1-0 series lead for the second time in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Nashville Predators will try for their sixth consecutive win tonight when they take on the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center.

Game One was an instant classic with the Preds ultimately prevailing 4-3, thanks to Vernon Fiddler's game-winning goal with just over five minutes to play in regulation. P.K. Subban recorded a goal and two assists and Colin Wilson added a goal in his first game of the 2017 postseason, while Pekka Rinne collected his fifth consecutive win.

It wasn't all good news for Nashville in Game One, however, as they lost forward Kevin Fiala to a broken femur after he crashed into the boards. As they've already done in the playoffs, the Preds will rely on their depth once more as the series continues.

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Playoff Records, Social Moments and a Throwback Celebration

Smashville Celebrates as Vernon Fiddler Gives Predators First-Ever Lead in Round Two

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Jaw-Dropping Stats:

A long run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs requires non-traditional heroes to step up, unpredictable storylines, and usually, several new entries into the franchise record book.

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Preds Will Miss Fiala in Lineup, But Happy to Have Wilson Return

Colin Wilson Makes Immediate Impact in Postseason Return, Preds Send Well Wishes to Kevin Fiala

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators have not lost a game in these Stanley Cup Playoffs, but they suffered a loss of a different kind in Game One of Round Two against St. Louis on Wednesday night.

It was early in the second period when Preds forward Kevin Fiala went awkwardly into the endboards. The diagnosis wasn't positive - a broken left femur and derailed hopes of being on the ice for the remainder of the postseason.

Fiala underwent successful surgery and is set to begin rehab when he returns to Nashville. In the meantime, the Preds will have to carry on without a player who had found his place with the team, making a noticeable impact in the playoffs.

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Predators Recall Marek Mazanec from Milwaukee

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the club has recalled goalie Marek Mazanec from Milwaukee (AHL).

Mazanec has appeared in four games for the Predators this season and is 0-2-0 with a 4.72 goals-against average and .839 save percentage. He was 27-17-1 with three shutouts, a 2.65 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 47 regular-season games for the Admirals this season. The 25-year-old was 0-3-0 with a 3.03 goals-against average and .906 save percentage in three playoff games with Milwaukee.

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Update on Predators forward Kevin Fiala

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile gave this update on Thursday on the condition of forward Kevin Fiala:

"During last night's game, Kevin Fiala sustained a fracture of his left femur. He underwent successful surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and is resting comfortably. He is extremely disappointed that he will not be able to help his teammates in their quest for the Stanley Cup, but is looking forward to starting his rehabilitation upon his return to Nashville. The Predators organization would like to thank the St. Louis Blues Medical Team, especially Head Trainer Ray Barile, Drs. Rick Wright and William Ricci, as well as the nurses and personnel at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital for their outstanding care."

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Fiddler, Subban Star as Preds Take Game One Against Blues

Nashville Rallies After Injury to Kevin Fiala, Remain Undefeated in 2017 Playoffs

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Vernon Fiddler had the perfect touch.

P.K. Subban recorded three points and Fiddler tallied the game-winner with just over five minutes left in regulation, and the Nashville Predators defeated the St. Louis Blues in Game One by a 4-3 final on Wednesday night at Scottrade Center. The win gives the Predators a 1-0 series lead in Round Two and a perfect 5-0 record in these playoffs.

The first postseason meeting between the Predators and the Blues had a little bit of everything, and after St. Louis mounted a third-period comeback, it was a 36-year-old veteran who put Nashville on top.

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Game One Infographic: Preds 4, Blues 3

P.K. Subban Records Three Points, but Vernon Fiddler Plays the Role of Hero With Late Game-Winning Goal

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

P.K. Subban records three points (1g-2a), but it's Vernon Fiddler who plays the role of hero with his game-winning goal with 5:05 left in regulation. 

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