LEFTGOVERS: Preds vs Blues – Game 9


Here are your “Leftgovers” from the Nashville Predators game on Tuesday night against the St. Louis Blues…

Martin Erat returned to the Nashville lineup after missing the San Jose game with an injury sustained in practice.
* He would garner second star honors after posting three points.
Matt Halischuk — who had 15 goals for the Predators last year — was scratched in favor of Rich Clune.
* The coaching staff would be rewarded for that decision as Clune scored his first career NHL goal.
* Clune’s marker proved to be the game winner.
Colin Wilson‘s three-point performance was his first such feat since December 1, 2011 against Vancouver.
* It was Wilson’s third three-point night of his career.
* Nashville took just three shots in the second period. Scored on two of them.
* Rinne made 10 saves while the Blues were on the power play.
* St. Louis’ Jake Allen came into the game in relief of starter Brian Elliott.
* It was Allen’s first career NHL appearance.
* Something he’ll be able to tell his grandkids about: Back-to-back Norris Trophy finalist Shea Weber was his first NHL save.
* Nashville’s Paul Gaustad and St. Louis’ Chris Stewart both got roughing minors after time expired.
* Wilson finished with a game-high plus-3 rating.
Jon Blum got in the lineup for the second straight game.
* Blum tallied two assists for the first multi-point game of his NHL career.
Martin Erat now leads the Predators in scoring with seven points in eight games.
* Every single Nashville player registered a positive rating except Hal Gill who finished even.

1) Pekka Rinne (NSH)
2) Martin Erat (NSH)
3) Colin Wilson (NSH)