Predators Beat Sharks 4-1, Pull Within 2-1 in Series
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shea Weber scored the go-ahead goal and had an assist and the Nashville Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 Tuesday night to pull within 2-1 in their Western Conference second-round series.
James Neal and Filip Forsberg each scored on the power-play, Colin Wilson had a goal, and Pekka Rinne made 26 saves for Nashville.
Patrick Marleau scored for the Sharks, who lost for the first time away from San Jose this postseason and first since a loss at Arizona on March 17.
Game 4 is Thursday night.
The Predators not only lost the first two in San Jose, but were facing the NHL's best road team during the regular season. The Sharks also went 4-2 in Nashville in winning first-round series in both 2006 and 2007.
Nashville shut down the Sharks' power play, killing four penalties after San Jose went 3 of 5 in the first two games.