Predators slip past Blues 2-1

Predators slip past Blues 2-1

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St. Louis Blues' Evgeny Grachev (78), of Russia, and Nashville Predators' Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland, right, fight for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Sarah Conard)

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Posted on December 30, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 30 at 10:16 PM

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. Rinne stopped 35 shots.

The Blues got a goal from T.J. Oshie. 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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