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St. Louis hangs on, beats Nashville 3-1

St. Louis beat Nashville, 3-1, in a contest where the winning goal was scored in the first period but the game remained close throughout.

St. Louis took over the lead for good with a goal by Zach Mitchell at 9:15 in the first period. St. Louis had gotten the advantage when Nashville\’s Riley McCann was sent off for interference.

St. Louis was led by Frankie Melton, who grabbed one goal. Melton scored 17:17 into the first period to make the score 2-0 St. Louis. Daniel Dunaway picked up the assist.

St. Louis also got a goal from Alex Klaesner as well. In addition, St. Louis received assists from Dominic Caito, Ryan Reader, and Tomas Loeffelman, who each chipped in one.

Nashville was held below its usual level of production. Nashville puts an average of 3.8 pucks into the net per game.

Nashville was led by Andrew Kluge, who scored the team\’s only goal. Kluge scored on the power play 35 seconds into the third period to make the score 2-1 St. Louis. McCann assisted on the tally.

St. Louis\’ Zach Young stopped 21 shots out of the 22 that he faced. St. Louis incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Nicholas Ottenbacher rejected 17 shots on goal for Nashville. Nashville incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.