NHL Game Summary - St. Louis at Nashville|
(Saturday, October 26th)
Final Score: St. Louis 6, Nashville 1
Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Alexander Steen scored a pair of goals to
fuel the St. Louis Blues' 6-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday
in a Central Division clash at Bridgestone Arena.
Jaden Schwartz, Alex Pietrangelo and T.J. Oshie each added a goal and an
assist, while Derek Roy registered the other goal for the Blues, who were
coming off back-to-back losses after regulation.
Jaroslav Halak stopped 22-of-23 shots to backstop the victory.
Nick Spaling scored the lone Nashville goal, while Carter Hutton was tagged
for five goals on 26 shots before being pulled in the third. Magnus Hellberg
allowed a goal on four shots in relief for the Predators, who had won three of
their last four games.
"Obviously we didn't get the job done tonight," Spaling said. "There were just
a couple breakdowns we have to fix."
Steen opened the scoring with a power-play marker at the 5:27 mark of the
first before the Blues tacked on two more goals in the second.
Oshie tipped-in Pietrangelo's blast from the right point at the 7:34 mark of
the second before Schwartz tickled the twine with a one-timer from the right
circle with 8:24 left in the second stanza to make it 3-0.
Spaling's short-handed marker 52 seconds into the third got the Preds on the
board, but the Blues responded with three straight tallies to put the game
Steen scored his second of the night at 4:37 when he banked the puck in off
the back of Hutton from behind the net.
"He feels like he's fresh on the ice and when you're fresh, you're confident,"
Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock said of Steen. "That's how he's feeling right
Roy chased the Nashville netminder from the contest just over three minutes
later when he rifled a wrister from above the right circle on an odd-man rush
to make it 5-1 at 7:48.
Pietrangelo's slapper from the high slot with the Blues on the power play at
the 12:58 mark accounted for the final margin.
St. Louis forward Magnus Paajarvi left the contest with an upper-body injury
... St. Louis has won three straight and seven of the past eight meetings
against Nashville ... Nashville finished 0-for-3 on the power play, while St.
Louis went 2-for-5 on the man advantage.
10/27 02:25:14 ET