Predators become prey in Blues 5-2 victory!

Robert Thomas and Brendan Saad each had a goal and an assist, sending the St. Louis Blues to a 5-2 victory Thursday night over the Nashville Predators.

The win improves the Blues to 23-20-3 on the season.

Jordan Binnington made 24 saves and in addition tied legendary goalie Grant Fuhr for fourth place in Blues history with 108 career wins. Brayden SchennJordan Kyrou and Alexey Toropchenko also scored for St. Louis.

“Pretty good game all around from everybody,” Blues coach Craig Berube said. “I thought we got contributions from everybody. I thought everybody played a pretty solid game tonight, which is good. We need that; we need everybody to do their job out there and contribute in some form.”

St. Louis rookie Tyler Tucker assisted Saad’s goal to earn his first NHL point in front of the raucous Enterprise Center crowd.

“It’s nice, obviously,” Tucker said. “Saad made a great play there driving the wing and slipped one five-hole. It’s nice. Every night you lace them up here you feel more and more comfortable, for sure. It’s obviously faster and better hockey. But I thought, so far, that I’ve made a pretty good adjustment.”

“We played a full 60 tonight,” Kyrou said. “I thought we were always attacking, we were playing quick. We were doing a good job of possessing the puck in the O-zone, getting shots to the net, crashing the net. We did a great job tonight.”

The Blues have heated up over the past couple of games, and they’ll look to make it three in a row when they face the Blackhawks on Saturday.

(Photo credit: Laurie Skrivan Photos, Post-Dispatch)

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