Originally written on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 2/6/12
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There's something about the Central Division that sets off the Nashville Predators. Nashville once again beat up on its middle-of-the-country brethren with a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. The victory moved the Predators to 12-2-2 against the Central, far and away the best mark within the division. With the victory, the Predators also continued their climb in the standings. They rest in second place in the Central with 68 points. If the concern going into the game was defense, the Predators quelled those fears by allowing just one goal. In Nashville's previous two games, the Predators had allowed seven non empty net goals. With the victory, G Pekka Rinne won his 11th consecutive contest. The Predators now have the NHL's best record since Dec. 28, going 14-3-0 in their last 17 contests. The Predators are doing it mostly with defense. Nashville has allowed just 1.94 goals in that span. On Tuesday, the Predators have a big contest against the Vancouver Canucks....
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