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National Hockey League
St. Louis 5, Nashville 4
When: 12:30 PM ET, Sunday, February 10, 2019
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Referees: Chris Schlenker, Francois St. Laurent
Linesmen: Steve Barton, Tony Sericolo
Attendance: 17622

Vladimir Tarasenko recorded a hat trick, including the game-winner 16 seconds into overtime, as St. Louis beat host Nashville 5-4, giving the Blues their season-high sixth consecutive win and second straight over the Predators in 24 hours.

Tarasenko dashed in from the right side, skated through the slot and beat goalie Juuse Saros on the blocker side for his fourth career hat trick and first since 2016. It was also his 200th career goal.

Alex Pietrangelo and Tyler Bozak also scored goals, and Ryan O'Reilly and Jay Bouwmeester each had two assists for the Blues, who broke a six-game losing streak in Nashville.

The Blues earned a sweep in the weekend back-to-back, home-and-home set and lead the season series 3-1. They beat the Predators 3-2 in St. Louis on Saturday.

Viktor Arvidsson tallied a pair of goals, Roman Josi had a goal and an assist, and Filip Forsberg scored for Nashville. Ryan Ellis and Ryan Johansen each had two assists.

Blues goalie Jake Allen got the nod in net for the first time since Jan. 17 and made 40 saves, while Saros stopped 24 shots.

Following a scoreless first period that generated just 12 shots, the offenses sprung to life in a 32-shot second as St. Louis posted three goals and Nashville tallied once during a three-minute span.

A turnover by Johansen on the penalty kill led to Pietrangelo's power-play goal at 2:56 of the second. Tarasenko stretched his point streak to a career high-tying eight games less than two minutes later when he roofed in a shot.

Nashville trimmed the gap to 2-1 when Arvidsson finished a pass in close from Ellis just 25 seconds later. Then Bozak popped in a slick backhander 45 seconds later for a 3-1 lead.

The third period opened with Josi's clever wraparound goal to make it 3-2, and Arvidsson scored his 24th after Johansen's patience and slick passing at 6:10.

Tarasenko took a pass from O'Reilly and fired a shot that caromed off Ellis just 56 seconds after Arvidsson tied it, but Forsberg tallied his 20th at 12:53 by cashing in his own rebound to tie it at 4.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
St. Louis   Nashville
Vladimir Tarasenko 3 Points Viktor Arvidsson 2
Vladimir Tarasenko 3 Goals Viktor Arvidsson 2
Jay Bouwmeester 2 Assists Ryan Ellis 2
Alex Pietrangelo 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jake Allen .909 Save Percentage Juuse Saros .828
Jake Allen 40 Saves Juuse Saros 24
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 29 5 1-4 4-4 8 39
Nashville 44 4 0-4 3-4 8 40
Upcoming Games
  • Nashville will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Predators have a W/L % of .618 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against New Jersey. The Blues have a W/L % of .423 after a win and .571 after a loss.