With 2-2 in the league, and a future sixth match, with home games for Dallas, it was a svenskfyllt Nashville who very much wanted to have a victory in game five in Saturday's Stanley Cup meeting.
With that in mind it was no wonder that there were many confused faces among the gulklädda 7.41 into the second period. Alexander Radulov had just struck with a 3-1 goal, after seven minutes earlier himself sat 2-1.
saw the relatively quickly to give hemmafansen new hope when he help his countryman John Klingberg and assisted Ryan Johansen reduction.
But Tyler Seguin arranged 4-2 before the period was over and in the beginning of the third set Jason Dickinson his second, and Dallas in the fifth for the evening against a sloppy Nashvilleförsvar.
Nashvillereducering and the gulklädda carnivores hunting was re-started.
Filip Forsberg fintade and fintade. Mattias Ekholm shot and shot. But the Vezina Trophy nominee Ben Bishop in Dallasmålet was omutbar and when the final whistle went had Dallas paired grip on the series.
In the sixth match, Dallas secure advancement on hemmais. For Nashville needed two straight wins to keep alive in the titeldrömmarna.