St. Louis 3, Nashville 0

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Nashville 44-25-3-5 24-9-2-3 20-16-1-2 L1
St. Louis 48-20-1-8 30-4-1-3 18-16-0-5 W2

Recap


BLUES 3, PREDATORS 0: Brian Elliott made 24 saves for his third consecutive shutout and T.J. Oshie recorded a goal and an assist as league-leading St. Louis prevented visiting Nashville from clinching a playoff berth.

Jamie Langenbrunner and David Perron also scored while captain David Backes notched two assists for the Blues, who remained two points ahead of the New York Rangers in the race for the Presidents' Trophy by posting their club-record 30th home victory.

St. Louis also increased its Western Conference lead to four points over Vancouver.

Elliott turned aside eight shots in the first period, 12 in the second and four in the third for his league-leading and franchise-record ninth shutout of the campaign. He eclipsed the previous club mark for blankings in a season set in 1968-69 by Glenn Hall while extending his scoreless streak to 187 minutes, 38 seconds.

After a scoreless first period, Langenbrunner gave Elliott all the offensive support he needed when he beat Pekka Rinne from the slot 6:35 into the second for his sixth goal.

Perron doubled the lead less than five minutes into the third with his fifth tally in nine games. After skating past Nashville defenseman Kevin Klein in the right faceoff circle, Perron received a pass from Backes, cut across the top of the crease and buried a backhander.

Oshie sealed the win with four minutes remaining as he ended his seven-game goalless drought.

Rinne stopped 21 shots for the Predators, who remained one point behind idle Detroit for fourth place in the Western Conference.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Langenbrunner played in his 1,100th career game, becoming the 21st American-born player to accomplish the feat. ... Elliott and Jaroslav Halak have combined for a franchise-record 15 shutouts, tying the modern-day NHL mark set in 1969-70 by Chicago's Tony Esposito. ... St. Louis is 22-1-3 over its last 26 home games. ... Nashville had won seven of its previous nine visits to St. Louis. ... The Blues have won four straight at home, allowing a total of three goals.

Top Game Performances

Nashville   St. Louis
N/A Points T.J Oshie 2
N/A Goals T.J Oshie 1
N/A Assists David Backes 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Pekka Rinne .875 Save Percentage Brian Elliott 1.000
Pekka Rinne 21 Saves Brian Elliott 24

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 24 0 0-1 1-1 2 23
St. Louis 24 3 0-1 1-1 2 30

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against St. Louis . The Blues have a W/L % of .617 after a win and .633 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play their next game on the road against Detroit . The Predators have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .625 after a loss.
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