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ST. Nike Juvenate Trainers . LOUIS -- Blues coach Ken Hitchcock calls his fourth line forwards the specialists. Lately, theyve simply been special.Kyle Brodziak got the tiebreaking goal 7:28 into the third period, lifting St. Louis over the Nashville Predators 3-1 on Saturday night.Vladimir Tarasenko and David Perron also scored and Jake Allen made 30 saves, helping the Blues finish 3-0 on their homestand. St. Louis is 8-1-2 at home this season.The play of the Blues fourth line of Brodziak, Scottie Upshall and Ryan Reaves was the catalyst. The unit was a collective plus-3, had four shots and five hits.Were out here to do a job and if we dont do it, were told about it, Upshall said. But things have been going good. Weve turned things around here, a good week at home, and its good to chip in.Fourth lines are generally expected to provide energy and ice time until the playmakers can get back off the bench. Hitchcocks crew is showing rare skill so far down the roster.They make plays, Hitchcock said. They make smart plays. They make scoring chances. They caused the first power play that we got in the game. They create all kind of zone pressure. They were the one line in the first period that was able to maintain pressure in the offensive zone.Mike Ribeiro scored and Pekka Rinne made 31 saves for Nashville, which finished a three-game trip 1-2.The Blues snapped a two-game losing streak vs. Nashville but have dominated the Predators at Scottrade Center, winning five straight. Overall, the Blues have won six of eight against the Predators.Brodziak snapped a 1-1 tie with his second goal in three games. He put in a rebound off Upshalls shot after the pair entered on a 2-on-1 following P.K. Subbans turnover.I think for the most part all year we felt pretty good about generating chances, being in their zone and we felt that if we kept playing that way the goals were going to come, Brodziak said. And fortunately the last couple of games weve been able to chip in.Predators coach Peter Laviolette believed a cross-checking penalty should have been called against the Blues, which caused Subban to turn the puck over.I thought we were good for two periods, Laviolette said. They seemed to grab some momentum off of that power play to open the third period and shortly after that we just couldnt seem to corral it. They gained some momentum and I think the shots were seven or eight to nothing at one point there. We start the third and we just couldnt get going.Tarasenko ripped a wrist shot past Rinne to make it 3-1 with 8:24 left for his team-high seventh goal of the season. The goal came off a rush following a couple of Allen saves amid a Nashville flurry moments earlier.Perron put the Blues up 1-0 3:09 into the second period with a backhand rebound off Jay Bouwmeesters shot from the point. Perron has a point in each of the last four games.Hes really competitive at the puck, Hitchcock said. Hes got a big mans game at the puck that makes him a very effective player in the NHL now.Ribeiro tied it with a power-play goal 8:59 into the second by pouncing on a puck in the crease that had trickled through Allen after he got a piece of Craig Smiths shot. The Blues couldnt convert on two chances to clear the puck leading to the goal.James Neal had his six-game goal streak snapped for the Predators.Game notes The Blues acquired D Reid McNeill from the Penguins in exchange for F Danny Kristo. McNeill will report to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. ... Predators D Anthony Bitetto was sent to Milwaukee (AHL) on a conditioning assignment. ... Blues D Robert Bortuzzo returned after missing the last 10 games with a lower-body injury.UP NEXTPredators: Will host Tampa Bay on Monday night.Blues: Travel to Boston on Tuesday night. Nike Cortez Red .Y. -- Jayna Hefford scored the winning goal Friday as Canada survived a scare with a 4-3 win over Sweden at the Four Nations womens hockey tournament. Nike Juvenate Pink . Capitals head coach Adam Oates said Ovechkin was injured in the first period against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday and clarified it was not a head injury. ... x-360.html . Then the Pacers gave Oladipo and his Orlando teammates the cold shoulder. Paul Georges buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter spurred a 21-4 run, finally sending Indiana past the Magic 97-87 in a tougher-than-expected opening night matchup. CINCINNATI -- When the games on the line, Bengals and Steelers fans know where the balls most likely going.Both teams have dynamic duos with years of experience making the game-turning, highlight-reel plays.For the Bengals, its Andy Dalton and A.J. Green. For the Steelers, its Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown. In their season openers, the duos were at their dynamic best.Green had 12 catches for 180 yards and a touchdown during Cincinnatis 23-22 win at the Jets. Brown had eight catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns in Pittsburghs 38-16 win at Washington.Theyll share the stage on Sunday in Pittsburgh, where both defenses know what its all about: Stopping those two.First off, Ben and I both have really talented receivers, said Dalton, who came into the NFL along with Green in 2011.And then it just comes with time. Ive been with A.J. my whole career, hes been with Antonio for seven years now. So its just part of the chemistry and building it.When youve got talented players, you get that chemistry. When youre both trying to be good at what you do, youre going to have big plays.Each does it their own way.Brown has a sense of what Roethlisberger is going to do when the elusive quarterback escapes the rush. Thats when the two get creative and use an instinctiveness developed during many hours of practice.You put in a lot of time and a lot of hard work, a lot of film, a lot of communication, Brown said. Were always looking to get better. We never dwell on what we did in the past.Brown has caught 375 passes in the past three seasons, an NFL record for a three-year span.Hes just got a motor, Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick said. You rarely see him tired. Ive played him for five years, and Ive never seen him bent over or nothing like that. That shows you what type of shape hes in and what condition he has. I just feel like the guy is a great player, man.Brown was in the middle of the ugly ending to the teams playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium last season. Bengals linebbacker Vontaze Burfict hit him in the head after an incompletion, leaving Brown with a concussion. Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit. The personal foul helped move the Steelers in range for a last-minute field goal and an 18-16 victory. Brown had to miss the Steelers next playoff game, a loss to eventual Super Bowl champion Denver.He looked as good as ever in the opener.After the play breaks down, he breaks off on the other side of the field and Ben sees him, Kirkpatrick said. Now, thats a 20-yard gain, where you had him stopped if it was a normal play.The Bengals duo gets it done a different way. Dalton gets rid of the ball quickly and looks to Green in the biggest moments, knowing that as long as he gets the ball near him hes likely to come down with it.My nickname for A.J. Green is Inspector Gadget, Brown said, referring to his ability to make acrobatic catches.Hes got those long arms, almost to his knees. Theres no catch he cant make. He always can change the outcome of a game with his big-play ability.Dalton and Green form the most productive quarterback/receiver duo in NFL history for the first five seasons of a career. They had 395 completions for 5,789 yards, the most for any tandem in the first five seasons together. Their 40 touchdown connections are tied with Miamis Dan Marino and Mark Clayton for the most to start a career.From day one, it starts with me and Andy, Green said.Game notes Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, but defensive coordinator Keith Butler was optimistic that Shazier will play. WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) practiced for the second straight day and should make his season debut after sitting out the opener. ... 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