Predators vs. Stars Game 2 Live Blog

Posted at 5:00 PM, Apr 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-13 21:37:15-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Predators looked to even their 1st Round series against the Dallas Stars Saturday evening in Smashville.

Here's how the game progressed.

8:10 p.m.
PREDATORS WIN!!!! Craig Smith scores in overtime to win it!!


— y - Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) April 14, 2019

8:01 p.m.
Well. Here we go.

7:55 p.m.
Bridgestone Arena gave fans another show before the extra period begins.

7:46 p.m.
Third period ends, but we still don't have a winner. Free hockey everyone!

7:44 p.m.
Less than a minute to go in regulation. We're still knotted up.

7:35 p.m.
This one's coming down to the wire. Still tied 1-1 with 5:43 left.

7:29 p.m.
The Predators kill of another one!! Dallas is now 0-6 on the power play tonight. Back to even strength with 11 minutes left. Tied 1-1.

7:25 p.m.
The Smith fight leads to a Dallas power play.

7:24 p.m.
Craig Smith is right in the middle of it as tempers flare in front of the Dallas goal.

7:08 p.m.
The third period is underway!

6:50 p.m.
That's the end of the 3rd. Still tied up.

6:38 p.m.
Penalty killed. We're back at even strength. Still tied 1-1. Predators lead shots 24-15.

6:35 p.m.
Stars kill off the penalty. Now the Preds have to kill one as Josi get's called.

Now Josi heads to the box for cross-checking 🤦‍♂️#DALvsNSH

— y - Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) April 13, 2019

6:30 p.m.
Well we'd been eight minutes without a penalty so we were due. Predators headed to the power play!!!

6:22 p.m.
Penalty killed. Predators back at full strength with 12:11 left in the 2nd. Tied 1-1.

6:19 p.m.
Predators looking to kill another penalty after Ekholm get's his 3rd of the game.

6:16 p.m.
GOAL!!! Watson to Grimaldi gets the Predators their first goal of the game, and Grimaldi's first career postseason goal.

6:11 p.m.
Dallas scores off a Ekholm turnover. 1-0 Stars.

6:08 p.m.
The 2nd period is underway!!

5:49 p.m.
After a very eventful 1st period we're scoreless in Smashville.

5:45 p.m.
Two more penalties handed out before the interference penalty is even over. Still 0-0.

This game is getting a little chippy 👀#DALvsNSH

— y - Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) April 13, 2019

5:43 p.m.
Nashville's turn for the Power Play now as we go back and forth.

5:40 p.m.
Predators kill off the 4 minute power play!!! Things got a little scrappy towards the end.

5:32 p.m.
Stars are headed back to the Power Play, this time they'll have four minutes.

5:28 p.m.
Preds kill the penalty off thanks to help from Arvidsson. We're still tied 0-0

5:23 p.m.
Now the Stars headed to the Power Play after Austin Watson is called for roughing.

5:21 p.m.

Stars are back to even strength. Predators weren't able to cash in on that one.

5:18 p.m.
Dallas called for shlashing. Preds to the Power Play!!

5:13 p.m.
Game 2 has officially begun!!!

5:08 p.m.
And the National Anthem singer is.... Vince Gill!!!

5:00 p.m.
Smashville giving the Stars another warm welcome