Riley McCann finished with two points to lead Nashville to a 5-1 victory over St. Louis.
Nashville forced St. Louis\’ goaltenders to work all game long, totaling 34 shots and forcing 29 saves. Zach Young made 25 stops and Ian Dvorak made four. Nashville put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow St. Louis to score on any of its five power plays. Nashville\’s defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals.
Nashville also got points from Trent Kulczyk, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points and Nathan Rieman, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Nashville included Peter Cabala and Dakota Wilson, who scored one goal each. In addition, Nashville received assists from Kyle Van Wyk, who had two and Ricky Gonzalez, Josh Hill, Kristers Petraskevis, and Nicholas Redmon, who each chipped in one.
St. Louis did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. St. Louis averages 5.8 goals per game.
St. Louis was led by Ezekiel Estrada, who scored the team\’s only goal. Estrada scored 14:20 into the first period to make the score 1-0 St. Louis. Hayden Smer provided the assist.
Ricky Gonzalez made 18 saves for Nashville on 19 shots. Nashville incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. St. Louis incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.