The Predators have found a simple, yet difficult, formula of how to win without Shea Weber: Play solid defense, get to a shootout and let Pekka Rinne take care of the rest.
Nashville won its second consecutive game using that strategy on Friday, beating the St. Louis Blues 2-1.
The victory was Nashville’s second in a row, both coming without its captain. Weber missed his third straight game with a concussion.
The Predators (20-14-4) and Rinne, moved to 3-1 in shootouts this season. The Blues fell to 0-5 this season in shootouts.