Predators Get Back Into Series With Sharks; Blues Rout Stars

The Predators’ James Neal after scoring a goal against the Sharks in the second period.

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Shea Weber scored the go-ahead goal and had an assist and the Predators beat the San Jose Sharks, 4-1, in Nashville on Tuesday night to close the gap to two games to one in the teams’ Western Conference semifinals series.

James Neal and Filip Forsberg each scored on the power play for the Predators, Colin Wilson also had a goal, and Pekka Rinne made 26 saves.

Patrick Marleau had the only goal for the Sharks, who lost for the first time away from San Jose this postseason.

Game 4 is Thursday night.

The Predators not only lost the first two in San Jose, but they were also facing the N.H.L.’s best regular-season road team. The Sharks also went 4-2 in Nashville in winning first-round series in both 2006 and 2007.

Nashville has not lost a game in regulation on home ice to San Jose since Feb. 25, 2012, with the lone defeat in seven games a shootout loss April 2. This time, the Predators shut down the Sharks’ power play, killing four penalties after…

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