Nashville failed to take advantage of its power play opportunities and St. Louis shook off a number of penalties to win, 2-1.
St. Louis was led by Zach Mitchell, who had one goal. Mitchell scored on the power play 18:01 into the second period to make the score 2-1 St. Louis. St. Louis earned a power play opportunity when Peter Cabala was put in the box for tripping. Frankie Melton picked up the assist.
St. Louis\’ penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on nine Nashville power plays. St. Louis did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. St. Louis averages 4.5 goals per game. St. Louis\’ offense rang up 32 shots on Nashville\’s net. St. Louis\’ penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as St. Louis finished with 18 penalty minutes.
Zach Young rejected 24 shots on goal for St. Louis. St. Louis registered one goal on seven power play opportunities. Nashville\’s Nicholas Ottenbacher stopped 30 shots out of the 32 that he faced. Nashville ended with 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major.