St. Louis Blues’ goalie Jaroslav Halak posted his second straight shutout with a 3-0 win over the previously undefeated Nashville Predators on Thursday night. Halak is 3-0-1 in his last four games.
He looks just like the guy the Blues got from Montreal after his great playoff run. Halak has not given up a goal since Chicago’s Brent Seabrook scored on him at 9:35 of the second period in the Blues’ 4-2 win over the Blackhawks on Oct. 22, a span of 151 minutes 10 seconds.
The Blues scored the game winning goal on Alex Steen’s shorthanded goal with 7:04 left in the second period. The Blues put the game away in the third, Patrik Berglund scored with 7:12 left in regulation and then Matt D’Agostini scored during a five-minute power play at 15:15.
The win for St. Louis (5-1-2), moves them within a point of Nashville and defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago, who have 13 points apiece in the Central Division. However, Nashville has played nine games, Chicago 11, while the Blues have played just 8.