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Nashville Predators At St. Louis Blues First Period Score: Oshie's Goal Sends Blues Into Intermission Tied 1-1

Not the best start to a home game tonight. Just two minutes and sixteen seconds into the game, Matt Halischuk capitalized on a flub-up du jour by Jaroslav Halak. Common knowledge is that you cover the puck when it’s loose in your crease; Halak, however, couldn’t get over to the puck and get into position to cover. Some jamming, and in squeaks the puck.

David Legwand almost made it 2-0 Preds, had is coordination been hand-eye instead of hand-foot. Luckily his soccer-style goal was an obvious mid-air kick, which at least gave the Blues a chance to tie the game. They did, with a T.J. Oshie goal. Out for two games, Oshie really wants to make an impression on the team and the nice people in charge of next year’s contract. Oshie snapped a pass from David Backes past Pekka Rinne to tie the game up.

Shots so far are 14-11 Nashville. There hasn’t been any dominating zone control by the Blues; expect that to be addressed during the intermission by coach Ken Hitchcock.