Predators edge Blues 2-1, take 3-1 series lead - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Predators edge Blues 2-1, take 3-1 series lead

(Source: KFVS) (Source: KFVS)

By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - James Neal scored the game-winning goal with 6:57 left, and the Nashville Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.

Pekka Rinne outdueled St. Louis' Jake Allen with 32 saves, and the Predators are a victory away from reaching the Western Conference final for the first time in franchise history.

Ryan Ellis scored at 5:09 of the third to break up a scoreless game. Neal then scored with 6:57 left to crank up the Nashville celebration.

Joel Edmundson scored with 3:49 left as St. Louis avoided the shutout. Blues coach Mike Yeo pulled Allen late, but they couldn't beat Rinne again. Allen finished with 23 saves as the Blues lost consecutive road games for the first time since Feb. 28 and March 3.

Game 5 is Friday night in St. Louis.

More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/tag/NHLhockey

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Heartland SportsSportsMore>>

  • Martin Truex Jr. caps career season with 1st NASCAR title

    Martin Truex Jr. caps career season with 1st NASCAR title

    Sunday, November 19 2017 6:40 PM EST2017-11-19 23:40:16 GMT
    Monday, November 20 2017 3:03 AM EST2017-11-20 08:03:49 GMT
    Martin Truex Jr. capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR's champion.
    Martin Truex Jr. capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR's champion.
  • Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR Monster Energy Series season title

    Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR Monster Energy Series season title

    Sunday, November 19 2017 7:01 PM EST2017-11-20 00:01:57 GMT
    (Source: AP)(Source: AP)

    Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Monster Energy Series season title, holding off Kyle Busch in finale. 

    Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Monster Energy Series season title, holding off Kyle Busch in finale. 

  • Rosas' field goal in overtime gives Giants unexpected win

    Rosas' field goal in overtime gives Giants unexpected win

    Sunday, November 19 2017 5:01 PM EST2017-11-19 22:01:19 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Roger Lewis Jr. made a spectacular catch to set up the winning 23-yard yard goal by Aldrick Rosas in overtime and the New York Giants responded from weeks of adversity to beat the AFC West-leading Kansas City...

    Roger Lewis Jr. made a spectacular catch to set up the winning 23-yard yard goal by Aldrick Rosas in overtime and the New York Giants responded from weeks of adversity to beat the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs 12-9...

Powered by Frankly