Blues Blank Preds

Brian Elliott celebrated his 28th birthday by making 15 saves for his 20th career shutout as the Blues blanked the Predators 1-0 in Nashville. Alex Steen scored the game's lone goal in the second period as St. Louis won its season-high fifth straight. The Blues are 22-14-and-2 with 46 points, good for sixth in the West with 10 games left.