NHL Game Summary - Nashville at St. Louis
(Thursday, April 6th)
Final Score: Nashville 3, St. Louis 0
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Chris Mason stopped all 18 shots he faced as the as the Nashville Predators blanked the St. Louis Blues, 3-0, at Savvis Center.
It was the second career shutout for Mason, but his first shutout of the season.
Yanic Perreault recorded three assists and Kimmo Timonen, Shea Weber, and Paul Kariya each tallied a score for the Predators, who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Nashville moved four points ahead of Anaheim for the fourth spot in the Western Conference playoff race.
Reinhard Divis stopped 27-of-30 shots for the Blues, who have lost a franchise record 12 straight games.
The Predators scored first on Timonen's power-play goal at the 8:10 mark of the first period. Perreault fired a slapper that was blocked by the traffic in front of the net, but the rebound came right to Timonen, who let a slapshot fly from the right circle for a 1-0 lead.
Nashville doubled its lead with 4:56 remaining in the second period on Weber's first career goal. Perreault fired a pass from the right circle to the left point to Weber, who one-timed the disc past Divis for the power-play tally.
The Predators capped their scoring 5:36 into the final period on their third power-play goal of the night. Perreault fired a slapper that was deflected by Timonen to Kariya. Divis initially made the save on Kariya's shot but he was on the doorstep to stuff the puck through the five hole for his 28th goal of the season.
Nashville was 3-for-7 with the man advantage, while the Blues went scoreless on four tries on the power play...St. Louis had just four shots on goal in the first period...The Predators have five games remaining with four of them at home.
04/06 23:04:34 ET