Published: Tue, May 23, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Around the NHL: Predators Advance; Oilers, Ducks to Meet in Game 7

Around the NHL: Predators Advance; Oilers, Ducks to Meet in Game 7

It was a critical opportunity that they squandered, putting one shot on goal during the 1:50 stretch.

Game 6 is Sunday in Edmonton. However, it was enough to help the team push through those final moments of the contest. Allen finished with 23 saves as the Blues lost consecutive road games for the first time since February 28 and March 3.

But should they care who they play?

At least Subban didn't give Josi a "talk about." prompt.

He loved to hear the boos and jeers. He celebrated that goal with a big fist pump. Surprisingly, Rinne wasn't this consistent at all during the regular season.

It was Josi's fourth goal of the playoffs and continued a trend of Predators defensemen supplying scoring. I tweeted this viewpoint, and someone replied: Oh, and the St. Louis statue in Forest Park was vandalized.

Mark Letestu had a four-point night, recording two goals and two assists. They can not afford to fall behind by that much if they hope to keep playing.

The odds - and history - are against the Blues.

With Klefbom and Sekera gone, Eric Gryba, who hadn't played since Game 1 of the first round, and call-up Griffin Reinhart were dressed. He has let only 14 goals in out of 10 games.

Nashville played aggressive and was determined to win their all- around play throughout the game showed as they put pressure on their opponent defense wise was key to their win.

Stastny echoed Yeo's sentiments about focusing just on Game 5.

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"But I'd like to thank all Blues fans for their support during the year".

St. Louis, which controlled play for most of Friday night's 2-1 win in Game 5, replicated that formula at the start of this one.

The St. Louis Blues need a road victory here if they're going to force a game seven on Tuesday.

Getting that will be the issue. He is facing the fewest high-danger shots per 60 minutes among goaltenders remaining in the playoffs, at 5.6 (only Devan Dubnyk of the first-round casualty Minnesota Wild has faced fewer this postseason).

Pregame saw an incredibly hyped Pred Nation, they were ready from the jump, and they took the emotion to another level when Kevin Fiala made a surprise appearance as towel waiving hype man right after a stirring National Anthem from Lady Antebellum. The Blues have players playing above their normal station and it is catching up to them. Rickard Rakell got one for the Ducks.

Wilson's first attempt to get into sports ownership came in 2004 when a deal to buy a piece of the Calgary Flames fell though.

"If we were a little bit better in an area here or there, then that series could have taken a different turn and who knows what we're saying", Yeo said. He joined some big-time favorites in playoff history with his last performance and this date also holds some good luck for the Blues in playoff past.

"It's gonna be great", Allen said of the challenge of Game 6 in Nashville.

"It was tough having to move on from a city that I love and came into at 18 years old and grew into and made a lot of friends ... but I had to move on and now I'm in the conference final again in an organization that really wants me".

Right now, the Blues are saying all the right things.

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