Predators Slip Past Blues

4 years 9 months 3 weeks ago December 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2011 Saturday, December 31 2011 Saturday, December 31, 2011 11:53:22 AM CST in Sports
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Martin Erat scored in the fifth round of the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night. Erat sent a shot high over the glove hand of Jaroslav Halak and Pekka Rinne kept the Blues scoreless on all five attempts to win for the second game in a row in a shootout.

Matt Halischuk scored for the Predators as Rinne stopped 35 shots. The Blues got a goal from T.J. Oshie while Halak stopped 33 shots.

A giveaway by the Blues allowed Halischuk to get his eighth of the season when he poked a loose puck in the crease past Halak just 2:16 into the game for a 1-0 Nashville lead.

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