The Nashville Predators faced the St. Louis Blues for supremacy in the Central Division again on Thursday with the Preds prevailing 4-3.
Goaltender Martin Brodeur, the NHL’s leader in all-time wins and shutouts, was between the pipes for the Blues for the first time this season. The 42-year-old sat out the first two-plus months of the 2014-15 campaign before signing with St. Louis and starting for the club against Nashville. The Preds weren’t interested in giving him a touching comeback story, however.
“We wanted to throw everything at him that we could,” Preds forward Mike Fisher said of Brodeur. “He hadn’t played any or practiced a lot either, so we wanted to try and take advantage of that. [Colin] Wilson made a great play at the end there to get us the win...These battles with the Blues have been so intense, so to get this victory was huge.”