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Blues Vs. Predators Game 3 Round 2 Recap: Meh.

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Lackluster effort puts Blues down 2-1 in series.

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Blues Lineup:

Forwards: Jaden Schwartz/Paul Stastny/Vladimir Tarasenko

Alexander Steen/Patrik Berglund/David Perron

Vladimir Sobotka/Jori Lehtera/Ivan Barbashev

Scottie Upshall/Kyle Brodziak/Ryan Reaves

Defensemen: Jay Bouwmeester/Alex Pietrangelo

Joel Edmundson/Colton Parayko

Carl Gunnarsson/Robert Bortuzzo

Goaltender: Jake Allen

Game Highlights:

The Blues and Predators continued their playoff matchup in Nashville. After splitting the series in St. Louis, the two teams were looking to go up 2 games to one in the series. The Blues hadn't scored the first goal in either game in St. Louis. That didn't change in Nashville either. Ryan Ellis puts the Preds up midway through the first period. The Blues had just survived a Nashville powerplay when Ellis throws one on net. The puck found its way through and into the back of the net for a 1-0 Predators lead.

Starting the second, the Blues had to kill off two more penalties. The period started out 4 on 3, and then moved to five on four. While the Blues held the Predators scoreless, just moments later, Cody McLeod makes it 2-0 Nashville. Jake Allen made the initial save, but McLeod was able to bang home the rebound.

The Blues didn't record a shot on goal in the second period until Alex Steen was able to deflect a shot. The shot was going wide, but Steen was able to get a stick on it. It ultimately bounced past Rinne and into the net. All the sudden, despite the Blues being over match for most of the period, the deficit was just one. This after being outshot at one point 21-2.

In the third period, the Predators put the Blues away for good. Roman Josi scored to make it 3-1. This coming after the Predators played keep away from the Blues for a good minute.

The Blues pulled Allen with four minutes to go in the game. Silver lining? They didn't give up an empty netter. That was one of the few from today. They also didn't score any either. So it was a wash really. The Blues go on to lose 3-1, and go down 2-1 in the best of seven series. Next game is Tuesday at 8:30. Hopefully they show up for it.

From The Twitter Machine:

There are many things all hockey fans can agree on.

Yeost Game -

Lots of "No Shit" material today (Although what the hell are they supposed to say) but Petro postgame -

That's....bad.

Throw in Cartman and you're L.A.

Player of the Game:

Jake Allen because he looked like he was the only one that gave two shits today. (And somehow didn't get one of the three stars...jerking motion)