NHL Game Summary - Nashville at St. Louis
(Tuesday, April 11th)
Final Score: Nashville 2, St. Louis 0
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Chris Mason recorded his second shutout this season and the third of his career as he stopped all 27 shots he faced in a 2-0 Nashville win over St. Louis at the Savvis Center.
Mike Sillinger and Adam Hall both lit the lamp for the Predators, who have now won three straight games. Scott Nichol and Scott Walker both picked up helpers on the first goal for Nashville, which is now four points ahead of Anaheim for the fourth spot in the Western Conference following the Mighty Ducks' loss to Calgary on Tuesday.
Dennis Wideman managed to get four shots on net for the Blues, who did not generate many good scoring opportunities despite firing 27 shots on net. Jason Bacashihua turned away 27-of-28 shots in a losing effort for St. Louis, which has now dropped 14 of its last 15 contests.
After two scoreless periods, the Predators finally got on the board as Sillinger tallied his 29th goal of the season. The goal came after Nichol redirected a pass from Walker that went just wide of the St. Louis net. However, the puck caromed hard off the end boards and bounced back out towards the front of the net. Sillinger was there to stuff the puck into the cage with 7:45 remaining, giving the Predators a 1-0 lead and proving to be the game- winning goal.
Nashville added an empty-net goal with 22 seconds left as Hall won a battle for a loose puck in the St. Louis zone and slid it across the line.
Nashville now won all eight meetings between the two teams this season...The Predators finished with a 17-17-7 mark on the road this season...The Blues were 0-for-6 on the power play while Nashville went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
04/11 23:39:08 ET