Quite incredibly, the Predators have yet to lose a playoff game in 2017. St. Louis will have a tough task ahead of them in Game 2, but if the series opener is any indication, Pekka Rinne can be beaten.
Also coming back to earth was Jake Allen, who allowed a soft goal at the end of Game 1 to gift wrap the Predators win.
P.K. Subban’s star shone bright for the Predators in Game 1, as the defenseman had three points in the victory. The Blues’ recent acquisition of Vladimir Sobotka paid off, and they’ll need offense once more to get past Nashville’s defense.
Nashville will be without Kevin Fiala, who suffered a broken femur in Game 1 and will miss the remainder of the playoffs.
He’ll still strike out more than a third of the time, but there’s a way for Buxton to be better than last year, when he was still valuable. If the Twins want to stick around, they’ll need him.
You don’t need 500 words on why Ervin Santana won’t finish 25-0 with a 0.66 ERA. You know there’s regression coming and that it won’t bring orange slices and Capri Suns. At the same Cheap Softball Jerseys For Girls time, it’s probably time to admit that Santana is really good at his job and has been for years. I laughed at the contract, which means he gets to laugh at me now.
This one is happening. It’s not that Sano is crushing the ball, which he is. It’s not that he’s hitting for a high average, which he is. It’s that he’s terrifying the rest Cheap Retro Basketball Jerseys of the league so much that he’s walking every fifth plate appearance, while showing the discipline to crush whatever does float through the zone. He’s leveled up, and he’s just 24.