Roman Josi 

Roman Josi 

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The Nashville Predators won their first ever game in the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday. Defenseman Roman Josi of Bern, Switzerland led the Predators offensive attack with three points (one goal and two assists) in a 5-1 Predators win in game three of the Stanley Cup Finals from Nashville.  

It has been an excellent Stanley Cup playoffs and an excellent season for Josi, who should be considered one of the top players from Switzerland in the National Hockey League. In the playoffs, Josi has six goals and eight assists for 14 points and in the regular season, had 12 goals and 37 assists for 49 points. A second round draft pick, 38th overall in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Josi is one of four Predators blueliners who are extremely instrumental to the franchise both offensively and defensively (the others are Ryan Ellis, P.K. Subban and Mattias Ekholm). 

The Predators also had multi-point games from Ekholm and Calle Jarnkrok. Ekholm, who is from Borlange, Sweden, notched a goal and an assist, and Jarnkrok, who is from Gavle, Sweden, had two assists. For Ekholm, it was his first goal of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs after having three goals in the regular season. Despite only scoring his first goal of the playoffs in 2017, Ekholm does have nine assists for ten points.

The Penguins still lead the best out of seven series two games to one. Game four is Monday in Nashville.