Originally written on Smashville 24/7  |  Last updated 11/19/14

BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Jack Hillen #38 of the New York Islanders handles the puck against the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena on November 4, 2009 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
In front of a sold out crowd at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, the Predators extended their win streak to five games with a 2-1 shootout victory over division rival St. Louis. It may have been a different outcome, however, if it weren’t for a clutch goal line save by Predators defenseman Jack Hillen.With the game tied at 0-0 and 1:05 remaining in the second period, Blues forward Jamie Langenbrunner had a golden opportunity in the Predators crease to give the Blues a lead going into the third period. With Pekka Rinne at the top of his crease, Hillen sprawled out across the goal line and stopped Langenbrunner’s shot to keep the game scoreless.“It was pretty huge,” Predators head coach Barry Trotz said, “just because of the fact that we had a little bit of a push on. If they get that first goal – the first goal is so important. To win the game you’d have to get two and we had to get our second in a shootout.”Before making the timely stop on the goal line, Hillen committed a giveawa...

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