Hey, remember when Vernon Fiddler was a feel-good story in scoring an unlikely, lucky goal to seal Game 1 for the Nashville Predators?
That feel-good story didn’t extend very far into Game 2 against the St. Louis Blues.
With about 90 seconds remaining in the first period, Fiddler delivered a knee-to-knee hit on the Blues’ rising star defenseman Colton Parayko, who left the ice after getting some help. The officials responded accordingly, handing Fiddler a game misconduct and five-minute major for kneeing.
Vladimir Tarasenko made the Predators pay with a 1-1 power-play goal as the opening frame was nearing an end, and being that it was a major penalty, the damage may continue. The Blues will begin the second with about 3:30 in man-advantage time.
You can see video of the hit above this post’s headline. PHT will monitor updates regarding Parayko’s condition.
All things considered, the Predators are probably lucky that Game 2 is currently locked up at 1-1.