Predators Spoil Blues' Opener

5 years 2 weeks 1 day ago October 08, 2011 Oct 8, 2011 Saturday, October 08 2011 Saturday, October 08, 2011 8:58:00 PM CDT in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - David Legwand had two goals and two assists as the Nashville Predators ended a lengthy scoring slump against Jaroslav Halak with a 4-2 victory that spoiled the St. Louis Blues' opener Saturday night.

Kevin Klein got the go-ahead goal at 13:14 of the third, less than a minute after Jason Arnott tied it only four seconds into a tripping penalty call on Cal O'Reilly. Legwand added an empty-netter.

Pekka Rinne was strong in net and Craig Smith had a goal and two assists for the Predators, starting the season strong with a pair of road victories on consecutive nights coming off their first appearance in the Western Conference semifinals. They won despite getting outshot 33-16, scoring three times on just five shots in the third.

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