Predators Dominate Slumping Blues

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Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

From the opening face-off, the Nashville Predators dominated the St. Louis Blues on Sunday afternoon at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville in a Predators 4-0 win.

Colton Sissons scored a power-play goal for the Predators in the first period. Kevin Fiala also scored a goal for the Predators in the first period.

Scott Hartnell scored a goal 1:20 into the second-period for Nashville. Austin Watson scored a short-handed goal later in the second for Nashville. The Predators dictated the speed and pace of the game all afternoon long.

The only bright spot on the day for the Blues was goaltender Jake Allen, who finished with 35 saves. Pekka Rinne finished with 27 saves for the Predators and it this is his fifth shutout of the season (49th career shutout).

Nashville has won four straight games and St. Louis has lost six straight games and they are currently one point out of the second wild-card spot in the western conference. The Predators swept the season series against the Blues 4-0.