Predators win home opener

Posted on October 10, 2015

Rookie forward Viktor Arvidsson's first NHL goal proved to be the game-winner in the Nashville Predators' season-opening 2-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.

After Craig Smith's early power-play goal put Nashville ahead, Arvidsson gave the Predators a 2-0 lead at 17:03 of the first period when he redirected a shot by defenseman Seth Jones past Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward.

"It hit my leg, so I knew straightaway when it went in that I scored," Arvidsson said. "It was a good shot, and [linemate Calle Jarnkrok] tipped it on my leg so it was a little bit lucky, but it's a goal."


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