Found December 30, 2011 on STLSportsMinute:
The St. Louis Blues dropped yet another heart-breaking shootout to the Nashville Predators on Friday night at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.  The Blues lack of success on the power play and inability to beat Predators goalie Pekka Rinne in shootouts were painfully obvious. Unfortunately, the Blues were without their leading goal scorer Alex Steen in the 2-1 shootout loss.  <a href="!/lkorac10/status/152801757116899328"">Lou Korac of the Alton Telegraph reported prior to the game that Steen would miss Friday night's key match-up with the Predators with concussion like symptoms and the team is taking the necessary precautions to make sure he recovers properly. It is believed that Steen suffered the concussion in Monday night's victory against the Dallas Stars and Steen did not immediately have any initial symptoms.  Steen was in the lineup for the Blues the very next night in a 3-2 loss against the Detroit Red Wings, but reporte...

POTG Predators Seven Stories: Swearing in the Workplace Edition

Ryan Porth looks at all the Predators' success in 2011.Shea Weber's agent thinks that the league should have done more after the hit to his client. Pierre LeBrun is reporting that Weber will miss Sunday's home game with Calgary in addition to Friday's game in St. Louis.David Boclair looks at the Predators big step of committing a large contract to Pekka Rinne this...

Predators edge Blues in shootout

The Nashville Predators found a way to get past the St. Louis Blues on Friday night. Martin Erat scored in the fifth round of the shootout to give the Predators a 2-1 victory over the Blues, ending St. Louis' six-game home winning streak. 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...

Rinne’s old mask key to Preds victory?

Pelle Lindbergh used to only drink a Swedish beverage called Pripps in between periods. Cesare Maniago would decide pre-game which foot got his lucky sock with two holes in it. Patrick Roy used to talk to his goal posts and not step on any lines. Goaltenders have always been known as a superstitious bunch. Could the same be said for Pekka Rinne? The Nashville Predators starting...

New Year's Day Games Have Not Been Kind to the Predators

Late this afternoon, the eyes of the entire NHL will be focused on Bridgestone Arena when the Calgary Flames will take on the Nashville Predators in the only game being played on New Year's Day in the league. The game will be seen across the United States the NHL Network as well as FS-TN in Nashville and SportsNet in Canada.With the 2012 Winter Classic and other traditional...

Blues look to continue home winning streak

Before the St. Louis Blues can look forward to their second trip to Detroit in five days, they must first focus on continuing their dominance at home.The Blues seek their seventh straight victory at the Scottrade Center on Friday night when they look to defeat the Nashville Predators for the first time in three tries this season.St. Louis (21-11-4) will travel back to face Detroit...

2011 a successful year for Predators

The calendar year of 2011 was certainly one to remember for Predators fans. Not only did the team get over the hump in the postseason, but the franchise legitimized itself as one of the best in the National Hockey League. Predators GM David Poile was pleased with the franchise’s progress in 2011.“April and May were the highlights of the franchise, in terms of good measures...

Game 38: Nashville @ St. Louis – End the Year on a Good “Note”

Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images North America The Predators last game of 2011 has them facing a familiar divisional foe in the St. Louis Blues. The Predators in the most recent game against the Minnesota Wild, kept the game scoreless and finally tallied in the third period only to let the other team do the same and force overtime and a shootout. Nashville would go on to win...

Blues' Russell out 3 weeks

The Blues will be without Kris Russell for three weeks after the defenseman was placed on injured reserve Thursday because of a groin strain. He will be replaced in the lineup by Ian Cole, who has bee

December to Remember? Predators End 2011 on Surprising Note

Photo Credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images The Nashville Predators had a season-month-high 9 home games and a total of 14 games in the month of December this year, facing off against some of the toughest competition in the Western Conference including a season-month-high 6 matchups against Central Division opponents. Starting the month with a come-from-behind win versus the Vancouver...

Red Wings-Blues game-day updates: same formula, different result?

As the Detroit Red Wings prepare to face off against the St. Louis Blues tonight (7 PM EST, FSD/FS Midwest/WXYT) and attempt to rebound from their 3-2 loss to Chicago on Friday night, MLive’s Ansar Khan reports that the Wings will go with what works most of the time, their starting goaltender included: Babcock said no lineup changes for wings tonight vs. st. louis.

Erat lifts Predators over Blues in SO (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.

Oshie, Sobotka are back; Steen is out

As the Blues prepare for the Nashville Predators tonight, news from a morning skate was equal parts encouraging and discouraging.

Wilson, Predators edge Wild in shootout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- With three rookie defensemen in their lineup, the Nashville Predators were looking for anything other than a close, tight game. But goalie Pekka Rinne and the rest of the Predators held it together and outlasted the slumping Minnesota Wild in a 2-1 shootout victory on Wednesday night. Count Rinne among those who like what they've seen from newcomers...
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