ST. LOUIS – Defenceman Shea Weber scored 2:36 into overtime, and Pekka Rinne made 30 saves for his fifth shutout of the season in the Nashville Predators’ 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
Weber took a pass from J.P. Dumont and fired a shot from the slot that trickled through goalie Chris Mason’s right side and into the net.
The goal was Weber’s first in 15 games.
Mason stopped 21 shots.
The Predators, coming off a 2-1 overtime loss at home to the Blues on Thursday night, had the best chance to break a scoreless tie in the second period, but David Legwand’s backhander in front of a crowded crease with 14:25 to play in the period hit off the near goal post.
The second period nearly ended in disastrous fashion for the Blues, as Nashville’s Joel Ward nearly fired the puck into an open side after Mason casually played the puck toward the right corner. Ward caught up with the puck, but fired a shot off the side of the post as time expired.
Rinne made a glove save on the Blues’ Andy McDonald from the slot 1:36 into the third period. The Blues’ Alex Steen then rang a shot off the cross bar with 7:55 left.
Notes: This was the final meeting of the season between the teams and third in 10 days. … Ten games between the Blues and Predators in the last three seasons have gone to overtime or a shootout, including four this season. It also was the second game that was scoreless in regulation. … Blues coach Andy Murray reached 300 career victories Thursday night. … Predators F Steve Sullivan has three goals in four games after not scoring in his first 16 games this season. … McDonald has seven points (two goals, five assists) in seven games after missing 36 games with a fractured ankle. … Predators F Radek Bonk left the game in the second period with an upper body injury.