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Nashville vs St. Louis Recap - Predators Win 2-1

Nashville earned a 2-1 victory over St. Louis on Friday, but needed a shootout to do it at Scottrade Center.

The Predators were a +158 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.

The win was clinched by Martin Erat, who beat Jaroslav Halak in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Nashville. Nashville got goals from Matt Halischuk in the victory. Halischuk opened the scoring at 2:16 of the first period.

Pekka Rinne turned in a 35-save effort for the Predators.

T.J. Oshie scored for the Blues, finding the net behind Pekka Rinne.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 33 of 34 shots for the Blues, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Nashville went 0-for-2, while the Blues were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

St. Louis outshot Nashville 36-34 in the game.

Nashville heads into a battle against the Flames. St. Louis, meanwhile, will have their next action against Detroit.