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Predators vs. Stars Game 5 Live Blog

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Posted at 2:15 PM, Apr 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-20 18:21:31-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Predators are looking to take the lead in their 1st Round series against the Dallas Stars Saturday afternoon in Smashville.

Follow the game here with live updates.

4:53 p.m.
Preds lose. 5-3 final score. Now the head to Dallas for Game 6 facing elimination.

4:48 p.m.
Rinne has been pulled for the extra attacker. Need 2 goals in the next two minutes to have a chance.

4:46 p.m.
Four minutes left and the Predators are still down 5-3. Need goals quick.

4:23 p.m.
The Preds don't score on that power play, but got several good looks and the crowds back in it.

4:21 p.m.
Maybe this is what the Predators need!! Headed to the power play!!

4:19 p.m.
GOAL!!!! The Predators answer again with a rare Turris goal!! Still trail 5-3

4:17 p.m.
Well that didn't take long... An Austin Watson turnover turns into a Stars goal. 5-2 Stars.

4:15 p.m.
The 3rd period is underway, and the Predators need a big one. Stars lead 4-2.

3:57 p.m.
The Predators end the 2nd period down 2 goals... Going to need a big 3rd period.

3:51 p.m.
Now Ekholm headed to the box for his 6th penalty of the series. This isn't pretty.

3:50 p.m.
Forsberg and Subban get beat and it costs the Predators. Dallas goal. 4-2

3:43 p.m.
Penalties over. We're back to 5 on 5 hockey.

3:41 p.m.
Pace is about to pick up a bit, we're going into 4 on 4

3:34 p.m.
RYAN JOHANSEN GOAL!!!! The Predators show signs of life!!!! Still 3-2 Dallas

3:31 p.m.
Stars goal. 3-1 Dallas... Ryan Ellis just get's pushed off a puck behind the net and Radulov makes him pay.

3:28 p.m.
A HUGE hit from Hamuis brings some life back into Bridgestone

3:19 p.m.
Stars goal. They take the lead 2-1. Pekka has been under seige.

3:17 p.m.
The 2nd period is underway and only 20 seconds in Pekka has a clutch glove save!

2:57 p.m.
Pekka Rinne keeps the game tied with another flurry of saves in the final seconds of the 1st Period. 20 minutes down, all tied up 1-1.

2:45 p.m.
Dickinson gives the Stars their first goal of the game and ties it 1-1.

2:36 p.m.
Stars try to respond with a goal of their own but Pekka is on early!!

2:32 p.m.
Rocco Grimaldi with a GOAL!!!! Predators up 1-0!!!

2:29 p.m.
3 shots but no goals for the Stars on their power play. Predators back to even strength!

2:26 p.m.
Early slashing penalty on Forsberg leads to a Stars power play. Not the way Nashville wanted to start the game.

2:21 p.m.
The puck has dropped and we are underway in Game 5!