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Stastny scores on a deflection to help Blues beat Predators 4-3

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ST. LOUIS - Paul Stastny scored on a deflection with 5 minutes 54 seconds left to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

St. Louis has won nine of its last 10. The lone loss was a 2-1 setback to Nashville on Saturday.

The Predators had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Stastny tipped in a shot from Kevin Shattenkirk to break a 3-3 tie.

Vladimir Tarasenko, T.J. Oshie and Carl Gunnarsson also scored for the Blues. Tarasenko, who added an assist, has six goals and six assists during a career-high seven-game point streak.

Rookie goalie Jake Allen stopped 22 shots and improved to a 5-1.

Filip Forsberg had a goal and two assists for the Predators. The rookie has scored in his last six games and has points in his last seven.

Oshie, who missed the previous seven games with a concussion, scored just 3:25 into the game. Gunnarsson converted on a long shot that hit the goal post and then hovered over the goal line. Play continued for 1:47 before a stoppage in play allowed officials to look at a replay.

Nashville rallied from a 2-0 hole on goals by Forsberg and Shea Weber.

The Predators tied the game 3-3 on a power-play goal by Roman Josi with 1 second left in the second period.

Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne fell to 10-3.

Notes - Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne, who had won his last four starts, fell to 9-7 lifetime in St. Louis. ...The Predators have yet to lose back-to-back games this season. ...Nashville coach Peter Laviolette has 399 career coaching wins.

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