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Tarasenko has goal and assist in regulation, then lifts Blues over Predators in shootout

  • St. Louis Blues' David Backes (42) scores on Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton (31) as Predators' Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland, defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

    St. Louis Blues' David Backes (42) scores on Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton (31) as Predators' Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland, defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues' Ian Cole (28) reaches for the puck next to Nashville Predators' Colin Wilson (33) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

    St. Louis Blues' Ian Cole (28) reaches for the puck next to Nashville Predators' Colin Wilson (33) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues' David Backes (42) and Nashville Predators' Gabriel Bourque (57) reach for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

    St. Louis Blues' David Backes (42) and Nashville Predators' Gabriel Bourque (57) reach for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)  (The Associated Press)

Vladimir Tarasenko scored and added an assist in regulation, and then netted the deciding goal in the shootout to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.

Brian Elliott, who has won 14 of his last 15 at home, stopped three of four shots in the shootout. Nashville fell to 1-7 in the tiebreaker.

Jaden Schwartz and David Backes also scored for the Blues, who have beaten the Predators eight of the last nine. Elliott made 28 saves to end a three-game losing streak.

Paul Gaustad, Mike Fisher and Roman Josi scored the Nashville goals, and Carter Hutton turned aside 31 shots.