Weber’s 2 goals lead Predators over Blues 3-2

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville’s invulnerability fast transitioned to offense and netted a wilful goal.

Shea Weber scored twice to lead a Predators to a 3-2 win over a St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Gabriel Bourque combined a idea for Nashville, that has won dual of three.

Chris Butler and T.J. Oshie scored for St. Louis, though a Blues mislaid for a fifth time in 6 games notwithstanding a lapse of No. 1 goalie Brian Elliott.

Elliott was activated from a harmed list progressing Tuesday after he missed 14 games due to a lower-body injury. He done 44 saves.

“That is one approach to get behind into it, removing a lot of rubber,” Elliott said. “It is not a diversion we wanted to play, though they came during us, and we knew what to expect.”

A night after a shootout detriment in Chicago, a Predators responded with a 47-shot effort.

“I consider we were unequivocally strong, and what we favourite was we got stronger,” Nashville manager Peter Laviolette said. “I unequivocally favourite a approach a guys unequivocally only kept their concentration and kept their feet on a gas.”

Midway by a third period, while a Blues were on a energy play, Roman Josi carried a puck down a left side on a 2-on-1 rush with Weber.

Inside a blue line, Josi found Weber, who dismissed a high shot past Elliott for a short-handed idea that gave a Predators a 3-2 lead. It was a Predators’ initial short-handed idea this season.

“Two defensemen on a 2-on-1 on a PK, and we scored. Everyone is going to be shouting about that,” Weber said. “Honestly, we thought, ‘Should we unequivocally go?’ But it worked out, so we’re lucky.”

It was also a initial short-handed idea authorised by a Blues this season.

“They knocked us off a puck. The 2-on-1, they knocked us off a puck in their possess section that was a winning goal,” St. Louis manager Ken Hitchcock said.

Weber also gave Nashville a 1-0 lead with 1:55 left in a initial period.

With a puck in a left corner, Bourque took it divided from Butler and found Olli Jokinen behind a Blues net. Jokinen skated to a right side and strike Weber with a pass as he came down from a right indicate violent and kick Elliott with a one-timer.

The idea was Weber’s seventh of a season, though initial given Nov. 20 — a camber of 16 games.

Butler tied a diversion during 1 only 50 seconds into a second period.

David Backes won an descent section faceoff behind to Butler during a right point, where his slap shot by trade deflected off Weber’s shin pad and kick goalie Pekka Rinne on a brief side.

Oshie gave a Blues a 2-1 lead during 14:39 of a second on a give-and-go play that resolved with Oshie being alone on a left side from where he scored his sixth goal.

Bourque tied it during 16:06 of a second.

Paul Gaustad won a faceoff behind to Jokinen above a right circle. Elliott stopped his shot, though Bourque skated tough to a net, kicked a puck onto his stick, and kick Elliott for his second of a season.

“It was tough to get it on my backhand, so we used my skate, and it worked flattering well,” Bourque said. “The miscarry popped right on my skate, so we saw it all a way.”

The idea was scored only 3 seconds after Nashville rookie Filip Forsberg suspicion he tied a diversion on a shot from a left side. The idea was disallowed, and a video replay was inconclusive.

Rinne finished with 25 saves.

NOTES: Oshie played in his 400th NHL game. … Nashville D Anton Volchenkov returned after blank 5 games due to a lower-body injury. … Jokinen’s assists were his initial dual of a season. … The Predators haven’t mislaid uninterrupted games this season.

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