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On December 17th, the Predators edged the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in a shootout victory. Two weeks later, it was the same song and dance. Martin Erat scored the shootout winner in tonight’s 2-1 win over the Blues, while Pekka Rinne, who turned away all five shots he saw in the shootout, carried over his effort from Wednesday and made 35 saves.Matt Halischuk got on the board early in the game, giving the Preds a 1-0 lead just 2:16 into the first period. Roman Josi drove to the net and created a scoring chance, and Halischuk was there to clean up the rebound to pocket his eighth goal of the season. St. Louis responded later in the first when T.J. Oshie fired home a loose puck in the midst of a scrum in front of Rinne.The Preds and Blues traded few scoring chances the rest of the game, despite the high shot totals. The Blues had some good pressure in the third period, thanks in part to a late power play. Rinne and the penalty kill were up to the task, as they were able to force overt...
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