The Nashville Predators took part in an optional practice on Monday at Centennial Sportsplex ahead of Game Four of their second round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the St. Louis Blues. Head Coach Peter Laviolette touched on the physicality of the series, while Roman Josi praised the rowdiness of the Loyal Legion in the playoffs. Craig Smith returned to practice, but it’s unclear when he may be back on the ice. Defenseman P.K. Subban raved about Ryan Ellis’ stellar postseason play, and talked about the team’s “one game at a time” mentality in the postseason.

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