Originally written on Smashville 24/7  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Nashville Predators forward Martin Erat continued his stellar offensive play of late with three points in the team’s 3-1 win over St. Louis. Pekka Rinne also lent a helping hand with 42 saves in the victory, but Erat led the way offensively.Getting out to a quick start against the Blues was a main focus for the Preds, and Erat was able to lead off the scoring at the 6:59 mark of the first period. Temporarily occupying Ryan Suter’s vacant position on the blue-line, Erat picked up a pass from Patric Hornqvist and had a lot of room to shoot. He let go of a rare slap shot that found the back of the net, giving the Preds a 1-0 lead on the power play.“I saw (Hornqvist) coming to the net and I saw he tried to put his stick on it,” Erat said of his 12th goal of the season. “I thought it could be tipped, it went off (Jaroslav Halak’s) glove and went into the net.”Hornqvist, who had the primary assist on the goal, was a bit surprised to see Erat take the slap shot from the point.“He’s usu...
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