Predators win season opener

Posted on October 7, 2011

Predators win season opener  If Craig Smith waited just one more day, he could have given his parents the chance to see his first NHL goal.

Instead, Nashville’s rookie forward will have to settle for notching his first score in front of an aunt, uncle and some cousins.

With 4:04 remaining in the second period of Friday’s 3-2 victory over Columbus, Smith pushed a rebound past goaltender Steve Mason to make the score 2-1 in favor of Nashville.

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