St. Louis was within striking distance after one period, but Nashville put the pedal down in the second en route to a 6-2 victory.
Nashville was led by Kristers Petraskevis, who finished with one goal and one assist. Petraskevis scored 4:42 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Nashville. Josh Hill assisted on the tally.
Nashville forced St. Louis\’ goalies to work in net, firing 31 shots and forcing 25 saves. Ian Dvorak made 15 stops and Zach Young made 10. Nashville excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Nashville\’s defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals.
Nashville also got points from Nicholas Redmon, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Nashville included Logan Orem, who had two and Riley Holden and Brock James, who scored one goal each. In addition, Nashville received assists from Peter Cabala, Riley McCann, Max Dorfman, Michael Redmon, and Dylan Schmidt, who contributed one each and Trent Kulczyk and Nathan Rieman, who each chipped in two.
St. Louis did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. St. Louis averages 5.7 goals per game. St. Louis\’ penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as St. Louis finished with 24 penalty minutes.
St. Louis was helped by Cameron McAtee, who had one goal. McAtee scored 7:38 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Alex Klaesner also scored for St. Louis. More assists for St. Louis came via Ezekiel Estrada, who had one.
Nicholas Ottenbacher made 19 saves for Nashville on 21 shots. Nashville incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.