Skip to main content


B.J. Crombeen's three goals lift Blues to 6-3 win over Predators @NHL

ST. LOUIS - B.J. Crombeen scored three goals, including the game-winner with 3:43 to play, as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Nashville Predators 6-3 Monday night.

Alexander Steen, Patrik Berglund and Brad Boyes also scored for the Blues, who are 3-0 against the Predators this season. Antti Pihlstrom, Kevin Klein and J.P. Dumont scored for Nashville, which had won six of its previous seven road games.

The Blues broke a 3-3 tie when Crombeen, whose father Mike played for the Blues from 1978-83, took a feed from Steen in the slot and beat Pekka Rinne.

Boyes, who scored his team-leading 14th goal of the season, deflected a point shot from Barret Jackman 45 seconds later to add insurance for St. Louis.

The Blues had a chance to grab a lead at the start of the third period when Nashville's David Legwand was whistled for a four-minute high-sticking penalty. However, the Blues failed to get a shot on goal.

Pihlstrom got into the slot and beat Manny Legace to the far side on a power play at 9:57 of the opening period after the Blues failed to clear the puck on two occasions to give the Predators a 1-0 lead.

Crombeen tied it with 41 seconds to play in the opening period, taking advantage of a Predators turnover and beating Rinne at side of the goal after the Blues kept the puck in the Nashville zone.

After Klein gave the Predators a 2-1 lead at 6:32 of the second period with a breakaway goal, the teams combined for three goals in a span of 2:01 late in the period.

With Nashville's Jordin Tootoo in the penalty box for interference and Vernon Fiddler in the box for holding, Steen tied the game at 14:56 with his first point in seven games since joining the Blues, scoring on a two-man advantage that turned out to be a three-man advantage as a delayed penalty was being called.

Berglund scored another power-play goal for the Blues to give them a 3-2 lead at 16:22 before Dumont tied the game 35 seconds later.

Crombeen added an empty-netter with 30 seconds to play for his first career hat trick.

Notes: Boyes scored his 100th NHL goal. ... The last times these teams met on Nov. 25, Blues G and former Predator Chris Mason recorded a career-high 47 saves in a 1-0 shootout victory. ... Blues rookie C T.J. Oshie sat out Monday's game after reinjuring his left ankle Saturday against Phoenix. Oshie missed 13 games before returning to the lineup Friday against Calgary. ... Rinne was 6-0 this season, including a pair of shutouts in two of his last four games. ... Nashville F Scott Nichol played in his 400th career game.

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.