St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackman (5) beats Nashville Predators forward Brian McGrattan (23) to the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) By Mark Humphrey
St. Louis Blues center T. J. Oshie (74) is defended by Nashville Predators center Jerred Smithson (25) in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) By Mark Humphrey
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- David Legwand scored the only shootout goal, Pekka Rinne finished with 39 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
Legwand drifted to his right before lifting a backhander over the outstretched glove of St. Louis goaltender Jaroslav Halak, snapping the Blues' four-game winning streak.
Martin Erat scored in regulation for Nashville, and T.J. Oshie had the St. Louis goal.