If this is a first round playoff series, we’re in for a real treat.
In one of the most exciting games held at Bridgestone Arena this season, the Nashville Predators won their sixth home game in a row, beating the St. Louis Blues 3-1 in front of yet another sold out crowd.
How exciting was it? Head Coach Barry Trotz put it perfectly.
“If you’re a fan and you didn’t know anything about hockey and this was your first game, you’ll be coming back.”
Nashville netminder Pekka Rinne made 42 saves, including 20 in the third period, to win his 11th straight game. He’s now 30-11-4 on the season and is 20-2-0 in his last 23.
It was all Preds in the first period. On the scoreboard anyway.
The Blues may have fired 16 shots at Rinne in the first but it was Martin Erat who struck first. The Trebic, Czech Republic native used the power play to fire a rocket from the blueline that went through traffic and into the back of the net.
“How many slapshots have you seen Marty take in the 14 yea...