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St. Louis 6, Nashville 2
When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, November 23, 2018
Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Referees: Dean Morton, Tim Peel
Linesmen: Steve Miller, Bryan Pancich
Attendance: 16192

Brayden Schenn, Alex Pietrangelo and Ryan O'Reilly each collected one goal and one assist as the host St. Louis Blues snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Nashville Predators 6-2 Friday night.

Blues goalie Jake Allen made 26 saves as St. Louis claimed the second half of a home-and-home series with the top team in the NHL.

After some early fireworks -- Pat Maroon and Austin Watson fought at the drop of the puck and then Schenn and Ryan Hartman dropped the gloves before the two-minute mark -- the Blues took control of the game.

Ivan Barbashev opened the scoring at 9:26 by burying a give-and-go with Jordan Schmaltz during an odd-man rush that Barbashev created by stealing the puck in his own zone.

O'Reilly doubled the lead at 13:09 when he finished a top-shelf shot from the slot while the Blues were buzzing around the Nashville zone.

Nick Bonino scored on Nashville's first shot on goal, at 14:12 of the opening frame, when he pounced on a rebound during a power play, but it didn't breathe enough life into his team.

Schenn restored St. Louis' two-goal lead on a breakaway 57 seconds later, by stealing the puck in the neutral zone, waltzing into the offensive zone and zipping a blocker-side offering.

The Blues extended their lead in the second period with goals by Zach Sanford and Robby Fabbri. Sanford was sprung by O'Reilly for a partial break and ripped home a shot from the top of the circle on the ensuing rush.

Fabbri was on the spot for a loose puck at the doorstep, and made no mistake with the open net to make it 5-1, which chased Predators' goalie Juuse Saros, the victim of five goals on 15 shots.

Pietrangelo extended the St. Louis lead at 14:50 of the third period, and then Hartman added a late goal for the Predators to round out the scoring.

Pekka Rinne stopped 18 of 19 shots for Nashville, which had its three-game winning streak ended.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Nashville   St. Louis
Nick Bonino 1 Points Ryan O'Reilly 2
Nick Bonino 1 Goals Ryan O'Reilly 1
Mattias Ekholm 1 Assists Robert Thomas 2
Nick Bonino 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Pekka Rinne .947 Save Percentage Jake Allen .929
Pekka Rinne 18 Saves Jake Allen 26
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 28 2 1-3 3-3 18 32
St. Louis 34 6 0-3 2-3 18 28
Upcoming Games
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Winnipeg. The Blues have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play their next game at home against Anaheim. The Predators have a W/L % of .706 after a win and .667 after a loss.