Nashville 3, St. Louis 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, February 4, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 30-14-1-6 22-3-1-3 8-11-0-3 L1
Nashville 32-17-3-1 17-7-2-1 15-10-1-0 W1

Recap


Martin Erat had a goal and two assists and Pekka Rinne made 41 saves as the host Nashville Predators moved past the St. Louis Blues into second place in the Central Division with a 3-1 victory on Saturday.

Sergei Kostitsyn collected a goal and an assist for the Predators. He secured the win with his 13th goal of the season into an empty net.

Rinne and Jaroslav Halak, who finished with 34 saves, were heroic for their teams by making several spectacular saves.

Mike Fisher gave the Predators a 2-0 lead at 12:30 of the first period after receiving a pass from Kostitsyn from behind the net. Fisher then toe-dragged around a defenseman at the top of the crease and wristed his 15th of the season past Halak.

Earlier in the opening session, Erat scored his 12th of the season with a power-play blast from the point.

Rinne’s bid for a fifth shutout this season was spoiled at 4:01 of the third period when Chris Porter picked the pocket of defenseman Roman Josi and wristed a shot passed the surprised goalie. It was Porter’s third goal of the season and first in his last 10 games.

Top Game Performances

St. Louis   Nashville
Chris Porter 1 Points Martin Erat 3
Chris Porter 1 Goals Martin Erat 1
Chris Porter 0 Assists Martin Erat 2
N/A Power Play Goals Martin Erat 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jaroslav Halak .944 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .977
Jaroslav Halak 34 Saves Pekka Rinne 42

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 43 1 0-2 1-2 9 25
Nashville 37 3 1-2 2-2 9 22

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play their next game at home against Vancouver . The Predators have a W/L % of .594 after a win and .619 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Ottawa . The Blues have a W/L % of .567 after a win and .619 after a loss.
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