Nashville held an early 2-0 lead after goals from Taylor Aronson and Mike Fisher. Pekka Rinne started in goal and made 11 saves; Juuse Saros allowed two goals on 14 shots.
"We had our chances," defenseman Seth Jones told the Predators website. "We had two breakaways and quality scoring chances right in the slot, so it's back-and-forth hockey. You've got to play smart. The League wants odd-man rushes, and that's what they got. It just depends on who capitalizes first."