The St. Louis Blues just kept on winning and winning. Then they ran into the Nashville Predators, off to a pretty formidable start to the season themselves, on Saturday night and suffered a loss.
James Neal scored with just over six minutes remaining in the third period to give the Predators a 2-1 victory over their Central Division rivals. The win improves Nashville’s record to 9-3-2 and stopped the Blues’ winning streak at seven games.
Neal beat St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott with a quick wrist shot, though it was one the puck stopper said after he wanted back.
“I lost it in the bodies in front for a split second there,” Elliott told NHL.com. “I definitely want it back, especially late in the third period in a tied game, but those are going to happen too.”