National Hockey League
Nashville 4, St. Louis 3
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, November 11, 2021
Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Referees: Steve Kozari, Dean Morton
Linesmen: David Brisebois, Vaughan Rody
Attendance: 18096

Matt Duchene scored twice and added an assist as the visiting Nashville Predators edged the St. Louis Blues 4-3 in overtime Thursday night.

Duchene, who has six goals in his last six games, scored the winner in overtime. Luke Kunin had a goal and an assist and Yakov Trenin also scored for the Predators, who finished their six-game road trip with a 4-1-1 mark.

Goaltender David Rittich made 33 saves in his first start of the season after finally getting clear of COVID-19.

Jordan Kyrou scored twice for the Blues, who have earned points in 10 of their 12 games. Vladimir Tarasenko scored, Robert Thomas had two assists and Jordan Binnington made 23 saves.

The Blues struck first when Kyrou took a quick touch pass from Tyler Bozak and beat Rittich over his glove from point-blank range 12:23 into the game.

Kyrou made it 2-0 about 4 1/2 minutes later with his first career power-play goal. Colton Parayko faked a shot from the left point and found Kyrou with a pass into the right circle -- and Kyrou beat Rittich over his glove again.

The Predators cut their deficit to 2-1 just 17 seconds into the second period by scoring off the rush. Duchene skated into the slot, took a pass from Kunin and beat Binnington on his glove side.

Kunin and Duchene combined again 7 1/2 minutes later to tie the game 2-2. Duchene cut through the right circle and made a behind-the-back pass to Kunin, who attacked along the goal line and slid the puck through Binnington's pads.

The Predators converted a turnover by Blues defenseman Marco Scandella into a 3-2 lead with 15:59 left to play. On a quick counter rush, Trenin scored a short-side goal from the left dot.

Tarasenko tied the game 3-3 by just over four minutes later by muscling his way from the left wing against three defenders to score just inside in the left post.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Nashville   St. Louis
Mikael Granlund 4 Points Jordan Kyrou 2
Matt Duchene 2 Goals Jordan Kyrou 2
Mikael Granlund 4 Assists Robert Thomas 2
N/A Power Play Goals Jordan Kyrou 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
David Rittich .917 Save Percentage Jordan Binnington .852
David Rittich 33 Saves Jordan Binnington 23
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 27 4 0-0 0-1 7 27
St. Louis 36 3 1-1 0-0 5 33
Upcoming Games
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Carolina. The Blues have a W/L % of .556 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Predators have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.