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Predators rally to beat Blues 4-3 on Sullivan's shootout goal

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jason Arnott tied it with three seconds left in regulation, and Steve Sullivan scored the only goal in a shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

Sullivan, playing in his 14th game of the season after nearly a two-year layoff due to a back injury, beat Chris Mason with a wrister low to the glove side.

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne stopped Brad Boyes, Andy McDonald and T.J. Oshie in the shootout.

The loss was St. Louis' second in a row. In both losses, the Blues allowed two-goal leads to slip away.

With the Blues leading 3-2 in the final seconds of the third period, David Legwand slid a pass from the left side to the front of the St. Louis goal. Arnott was able to connect with his backhand and beat Mason on the stick side.

Defensemen Dan Hamhuis and Kevin Klein added goals for Nashville.

David Backes, David Perron and Brad Winchester scored in regulation for St. Louis, and Boyes had two assists.

Notes: David Legwand assisted on Hamhuis' first period goal, giving him 222 assists as a Predator, which ties former Nashville defenseman Kimmo Timonen for the franchise record. ... Arnott extended his season-high point scoring streak to six games. ... Boyes played in his 300th career NHL game. ... The teams will meet twice more over the next nine days. ... Nine of St. Louis' 23 wins on the season have come against fellow Central Division opponents.

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