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Weber scores 2 goals, lifts Predators to 3-2 win over Blues in Elliott's return

  • Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, clears the puck as bodies slide into his crease against the St. Louis Blues in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)

    Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, clears the puck as bodies slide into his crease against the St. Louis Blues in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators left wing Gabriel Bourque (57) goes airborne as he shoots against St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)

    Nashville Predators left wing Gabriel Bourque (57) goes airborne as he shoots against St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) battles St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)

    Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) battles St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)  (The Associated Press)

Shea Weber scored twice to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

Gabriel Bourque added a goal for Nashville, which has won two of three.

Chris Butler and T.J. Oshie scored for St. Louis, but the Blues lost for the fifth time in six games despite the return of No. 1 goalie Brian Elliott.

Midway through the third period, while the Blues were on a power play, Roman Josi carried the puck down the left side on a 2-on-1 rush with Weber.

Inside the blue line, Josi found Weber, who fired a high shot past Elliott for a short-handed goal that gave the Predators a 3-2 lead. It was the Predators' first short-handed goal this season.

Weber also gave Nashville a 1-0 lead with 1:55 left in the first period.