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Steen's goal lifts Blues past Predators 4-3 in SO
ST LOUIS 4, NASHVILLE 3 (2 OT)

By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- T.J. Oshie and Alexander Steen scored in
the shootout, and the St. Louis Blues edged the Nashville
Predators 4-3 on Monday night.



The Blues won the Central Division last season, but the
Predators won the season series 4-1-1 with three of those games
going to a shootout.



This time, the Blues had the only goals in a shootout that
lasted only two rounds. Brian Elliott, who came off the bench in
the second, stopped Craig Smith and Martin Erat to get the win.



Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists for St.
Louis. Andy McDonald had a power-play goal and an assist, Alex
Pietrangelo's goal tied it up in the third period, and Kevin
Shattenkirk had two assists.



Patric Hornqvist had a goal and two assists for Nashville. Mike
Fisher had a goal and an assist, Colin Wilson a goal and Erat
two assists.



Oshie scored first with a backhander over Nashville's Pekka
Rinne. After Elliott stopped Erat at the front of the crease,
Steen skated up and squeezed the puck between the post and
Rinne's outstretched skate.



Rinne made sure the Predators at least got to the shootout. He
stopped a shot from Pietrangelo from the slot, then stopped
another by Oshie off the rebound laying down on his back at the
post inside the final minute of overtime.



The Predators opened the season with a 3-2 shootout loss to
Columbus. Now they visit Minnesota on Tuesday to start a
seven-game road trip that will be their longest in this
lockout-shortened season and won't play again in Nashville until
Feb. 7.



St. Louis, which plays at Chicago on Tuesday night, picked up
where the Blues left off in their 6-0 opening rout of Detroit,
outshooting Nashville 39-24 through overtime. They started
strong too with an early 6-3 edge in the first period.



But Wilson, who signed a three-year contract before the lockout,
scored on the Predators' fourth shot. Defenseman Ryan Ellis
started the play, passing the puck to Patric Hornqvist, who
found Wilson skating up ice. Wilson beat Halak with a wrister
just inside the left circle at 9:10 of the first.



Tarasenko, who scored two goals in his NHL debut, remained just
as active against Nashville. He scored on a wrister from the
right circle at 10:28 on assists from McDonald and Shattenkirk.
Later in the period, David Legwand hooked the rookie as
Tarasenko tried to score on Rinne, giving the Blues a power play
in the first.



So with the man advantage, Tarasenko found McDonald in the slot
with the puck, and McDonald scored with a wrister at 15:04 for a
2-1 lead. That lasted only until David Perron went to the box
for slashing, and Fisher scored his first on the power play
beating Halak to the gloveside at 17:13.



Nashville had more shots in the second, but the Predators needed
the man advantage on an interference penalty on Shattenkirk to
take a 3-2 lead.



Hornqvist took a pass from Erat, and his backhander slipped
between Halak's body and his right arm stick-side at 12:53. That
was Nashville's third goal on 11 shots, and Blues coach Ken
Hitchcock had seen enough. He yanked Halak and put in Elliott.



This game appeared headed for extra time even with Nashville
holding a lead in the third. Nashville and St. Louis have gone
past overtime 12 times, including three games last season, with
the Predators holding an 8-4 edge. Pietrangelo scored with a
wrister at 12:10 to tie it.



Notes: Barrett Jackson played his 600th career NHL game, all
with St. Louis. He ranks ninth in club history in games played
and fourth among defensemen. Only Bob Plager, Barclay Plager and
Al MacInnis have played more for the Blues. ... Forward Rich
Clune made his debut with Nashville. ... Hornqvist has scored
three points now nine times, the last on Nov. 9, 2011, at
Anaheim with three assists.

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