Live blog of Preds vs. Stars Game 1

Posted at 8:24 PM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 00:28:50-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Predators began their Quest for the Cup Wednesday night against the Dallas Stars.

Here's the live blog as it happened.

11:15 p.m.

A late rally by the Preds falls short. They drop Game 1 and home ice against the Stars 3-2. Game 2 is Saturday evening in Smashville.

Back in Smashville on Saturday for Game 2.#StandWithUs | #DALvsNSH

— y - Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) April 11, 2019

11:01 p.m.

P.K. SUBBAN. Great individual effort by Subban who slips it past Stars goalie Ben Bishop. 3-2 Dallas. Not over yet.

10:57 p.m.

It's starting to get away from the Preds. Mats Zuccarello goes 5-hole on Rinne to make it 3-1 Dallas.

10:45 p.m.

Ex-Pred Alexander Radulov screens Pekka Rinne to give the Stars a 2-1 lead early in the 3rd Period.

10:35 p.m.

The puck is on the ice in the 3rd Period of Game 1. All tied up.

10:17 p.m.

Game 1 is completely up for grabs. Dallas tied the game at 1 in 2nd Period and we go to the 3rd Period all square.

10:03 p.m.

Dallas ties the game at 1 with a power play goal.

9:55 p.m.

We got a fight on our hands. Preds go on the power play after a questionable hit by the Stars on Viktor Arvidsson.

9:46 p.m.

This is why hockey is fun. Colton Sissons gets called for goaltender interference, but Stars goalie Ben Bishop is penalized for embellishment (flopping).

We'll play 4-on-4 for 2 minutes.#DALvsNSH | #StandWithUs

— y - Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) April 11, 2019

9:42 p.m.

The 2nd Period is underway from Smashville! Nashville is looking to add to their lead.

9:22 p.m.

The 1st Period of Game 1 comes to a close with the Preds jumping out to a 1-0 lead. Nashville outshoots Dallas 12-9. Not a bad way to start The Quest for the Cup.

9:07 p.m.

GOAL. Roman Josi opens up the scoring for the Preds in the playoffs with a nice backhander!

9:00 p.m.

A back and forth 1st Period so far. Preds had some chances early. A penalty by the Stars puts the Preds on the power play for the first time in the playoffs.

Janmark heads to the box for slashing. #Preds going on the PP.#DALvsNSH | #StandWithUs

— y - Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) April 11, 2019

8:45 p.m.

The first anthem singers of the playoffs is Big and Rich!

8:37 p.m.

8:25 p.m.