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Alexander Steen's overtime goal gives Blues 4-3 victory over Predators @NHLdotcom

ST. LOUIS - Alexander Steen scored 4:01 into overtime, giving the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

Steen got the puck from Paul Stastny and scored on a wrist shot in the slot, beating backup goalie Carter Hutton. It was his 13th goal of the season.

St. Louis improved to 3-3 in overtime, while the Predators dropped to 0-6.

Two goals late in the third period lifted Nashville back into the game. Predators defenceman Shea Weber pulled his team within a goal when he scored from just inside the blue line at 16:08. Colin Wilson tied it at 18:28 when he poked in the puck from the side of the net.

Nashville outshot the Blues 32-18 in regulation. St. Louis outshot the Predators 6-0 in overtime.

St. Louis (23-12-4) earned its third win in three games this season over Nashville (18-13-6) before a sold-out crowd of 19,319. Jake Allen was in goal for all three victories, in which the Blues outscored Nashville 10-4.

The Blues have won six of their last eight overall.

St. Louis went ahead 2-1 in the second period, despite Nashville having a 17-7 shots advantage. The Predators also killed off two power-play opportunities on which St. Louis mustered only four shots on goal.

Blues rookie centre Robby Fabbri scored his fourth goal in his last five games at 12:04 of the second. Fabbri got the puck in the corner from Jori Lehtera, who had two assists. Fabbri skated to the front of the crease and snapped a wrist shot to the short side for his ninth goal.

Kevin Shattenkirk scored at 1:55 of the third period for a 3-1 lead. He took a pass from Lehtera and carried it to the right faceoff circle before firing in a slap shot.

The Blues struck first in the opening period when Dmitrij Jaskin scored on a rebound at 9:38. Jay Bouwmeester hit a slap slot that Hutton blocked with his leg. The loose puck came right back to Jaskin, who quickly knocked it in.

Nashville challenged, claiming the Blues were offside, but the goal was upheld.

The goal by Jaskin, a right wing, snapped his 19-game drought without one. His previous goal was Nov. 12 in New York against the Rangers.

Nashville answered with a short-handed goal by defenceman Mattias Ekholm at the 14-minute mark. Mike Fisher won a faceoff and the puck went to Ekholm, who beat Allen between the legs to tie it 1-all.

It was Ekholm's first goal in 21 games since Nov. 14 against Winnipeg.

NOTES: It was the second game of a back-to-back for Nashville, which beat the Rangers at home Monday night. ... The Blues have won four straight against Nashville for the first time since an eight-game streak ended in 2003. ... St. Louis is 17-5-0 against teams in the Western Conference.

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