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3 - 2 Final - 2OT
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Oshie lifts Blues over Preds in SO

Feb 24, 2012 - 6:09 AM
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - T.J. Oshie and Andy McDonald scored in the shootout, as the St. Louis Blues took down the Nashville Predators, 3-2.

Chris Stewart and Vladimir Sobotka lit the lamp in regulation for the Blues, who snapped a four-game skid against Nashville.

Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves for St. Louis, which sits four points behind the Red Wings in the Central Division. Detroit had its NHL record 23-game home winning streak stopped in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Canucks on Thursday.

Roman Josi and Colin Wilson scored for the Predators, who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Pekka Rinne stopped 22-of-24 shots.

The Blues drew first blood at the 4:13 mark of the first period. Kris Russell's blast from the left point set up a rebound in front. Former Predator Jason Arnott's backhander hit off Stewart's skate and went into the net.

Josi tied the game at the 2:53 mark of the middle stanza. Brandon Yip led a 2- on-1 rush down the right wing and made a cross-ice pass to Josi, whose snap shot beat Halak.

"I saw an opening, I jumped in and Yip made a great pass," recalled Josi.

Nashville took a 2-1 lead at the 12:52 mark. Wilson gathered a loose puck in front of the net and his backhander got past Halak.

Sobotka made it a tie game again less than a minute later. After the Predators turned the puck over in their own zone, Sobotka put a backhander past Rinne from the slot.

Halak stopped 10 shots in the third frame, while Rinne made three saves.

Following a scoreless overtime period, Oshie and McDonald used the backhand to beat Rinne in the shootout. Halak stopped both of Nashville's shooters.

Game Notes

The Blues, who snapped a two-game skid, started a six-game road trip on Thursday...The Predators are on an 8-0-2 run at home....Nashville's Jordin Tootoo had an assist. He has 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 37 career games against St. Louis...Each team went 0-for-1 on the power play.