NHL

Tarasenko scores twice as Blues beat Predators 3-2

  • St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, skates in front of Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, of Finland, left, after Tarasenko scored the winning goal during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, April 28, 2017, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-2 to even the series 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, skates in front of Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, of Finland, left, after Tarasenko scored the winning goal during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, April 28, 2017, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-2 to even the series 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, skates to the bench after scoring the winning goal against the Nashville Predators during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, April 28, 2017, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-2 to even the series 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, skates to the bench after scoring the winning goal against the Nashville Predators during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, April 28, 2017, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-2 to even the series 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues players celebrate after right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, scored the winning goal against the Nashville Predators during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, April 28, 2017, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-2 to even the series 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Blues players celebrate after right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, scored the winning goal against the Nashville Predators during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, April 28, 2017, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-2 to even the series 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 3:51 left to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 2 on Friday night to tie the Western Conference semifinal series.

Jori Lehtera also scored for the Blues, and Jake Allen stopped 22 shots — including 14 in the third period.

Ryan Ellis had a goal and an assist and James Neal also scored for the Predators, who had their franchise-high five-game postseason winning streak snapped. Pekka Rinne finished with 17 saves.

Game 3 is Sunday at Nashville, Tennessee.

Tarasenko's game-winner came on lucky bounce. Jaden Schwartz led the rush and initially tried to pass it to Carl Gunnarsson, but the pass was off the mark and bounced off of Gunnarsson's foot right to Tarasenko's stick.

It was the first lead for St. Louis in 116:09 of the series.