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Legwand, Predators beat Blues in shootout

Dec 18, 2011 - 7:50 AM
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - David Legwand scored the winner in the shootout as the Nashville Predators took a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Patrik Berglund, the Blues' third shooter in the shootout, beat Pekka Rinne with a wrister, but the puck ricocheted sharply off the left post.

Legwand followed with the winning tally. He skated into the high slot, faked a wrister, and then beat Jaroslav Halak with a backhand.

Martin Erat tallied and Rinne made 39 saves for the Predators, who have won five in a row.

"To get the points against them is huge," Predators head coach Barry Trotz said about the Blues. "I probably would say we didn't have our 'A' game, but they forced us out of our 'A' game tonight a little bit."

T.J. Oshie netted a goal for the Blues, who got 19 saves from Halak.

The Blues outshot the Predators 29-13 in the first two periods, but Rinne kept the game scoreless heading into the third period.

The Predators got the first tally with 7:28 left in regulation. Mike Fisher fed Shea Weber from the left point. And then from the right circle, Weber quickly flipped a pass to Erat, who tipped it home from the crease.

But the Blues tied it on the power play with 3:52 left. David Backes controlled the disc in the left circle, and slipped a backhanded pass to Oshie, who finished with a backhand from the slot.

Game Notes

The Blues doubled the Predators in shots, 40-20...The Blues went 1-for-6 on the power play, while Nashville wasn't able to tally on its lone power play.