Originally posted on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 12/30/11
ST. LOUIS (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. Matt Halischuk scored for the Predators. Rinne stopped 35 shots. The Blues got a goal from T.J. Oshie. Halak stopped 33 shots. A giveaway by the Blues allowed Halischuk to get his eighth of the season when he poked a loose puck in the crease past Halak just 2:16 into the game for a 1-0 Nashville lead. The Predators thought they made it 2-0 at 8:54 of the first, but David Legwand's redirection was waved off for a kicking motion. They went to a video review and it was confirmed that Legwand kicked puck into the net. The Blues picked up the pace and tied the game 1-1 on Oshie's 12th of the season, after picking up David Backes' move to the goal and lifting a shot through traffic over Rinne with 6:20 left in the first. Each team had chances to break the tie in the second, but were turned away. Backes snapped a shot off the near post with 10:26 remaining, and Erat's short-handed breakaway attempt was stopped by Halak with 6:41 left in the period after the Blues' Alex Pietrangelo and Jason Arnott got crossed up at the blue line and turned the puck over. Notes: Blues LW Alex Steen missed the game with concussion-like symptoms. ... Predators D Shea Weber (concussion) missed his third straight game. ... Blues LW Andy McDonald skated with the team Friday morning for the first time since suffering a concussion Oct. 13. McDonald began skating on his own on Dec. 23. ... Oshie (wrist), RW Jamie Langenbrunner (flu) and Vladimir Sobotka (ankle) all returned to the lineup for the Blues. ... Predators D Kevin Klein (flulike complications) missed his sixth straight game.
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