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Video: Neal scores late as Predators stop Blues’ winning streak at seven games

James Neal, Filip Forsberg, Colin Wilson

Nashville Predators’ James Neal, from left to right, Filip Forsberg, of Sweden, and Colin Wilson celebrate Forsberg’s second goal of the game against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday, November 2, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The Canadian Press

The St. Louis Blues just kept on winning and winning. Then they ran into the Nashville Predators, off to a pretty formidable start to the season themselves, on Saturday night and suffered a loss.

James Neal scored with just over six minutes remaining in the third period to give the Predators a 2-1 victory over their Central Division rivals. The win improves Nashville’s record to 9-3-2 and stopped the Blues’ winning streak at seven games.

Neal beat St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott with a quick wrist shot, though it was one the puck stopper said after he wanted back.

“I lost it in the bodies in front for a split second there,” Elliott told “I definitely want it back, especially late in the third period in a tied game, but those are going to happen too.”

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