Elliott gives Predators the Blues

22 January 2013 07:53

Goaltender Brian Elliott starred off the bench as the St Louis Blues rallied to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 in the NHL on Monday.

Elliott stopped all 13 shots he faced after coming on in the second period for Jaroslav Halak, who allowed the Predators to score the opening three goals of the game.

Alex Pietrangelo levelled proceedings for the Blues at 3-3 with less than eight minutes to go in the third period, forcing the contest into a shootout.

Elliott made two more saves in the shootout, before T.J. Oshie and Alexander Steen scored to secure the win for the visitors.

"You just want to do your best for the guys. We just wanted to get back in the game," Elliott said.

"When you get thrown in the fire, obviously the long layover that we had last year, my first action of the year, it's almost better to get in there with really nothing to lose and go out there and play your game."

Meanwhile, Damien Brunner scored a superb goal in the fourth round of the shootout to guide the Detriot Red Wings to a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

"I went forehand, backhand and then dragged it back and went forehand," Brunner said. "I did it a couple times in Switzerland. Normally, I get it (higher), but there was a little hole there."

In other games, Daniel Winnik had two goals and two assists to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames.

Craig Anderson posted his first shutout of the season with 31 saves and Kyle Turris scored twice as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Florida Panthers 4-0.

Ryan Miller stopped 34 shots as the Buffalo Sabres continued their perfect start to the season with a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron scored in the shootout to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets.

Finally, the New York Islanders held on for a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, who scored all three goals of their goals in the space of six minutes early in the third period.

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