Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 10/8/11

Photo Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America

The Predators started the season off with a bang last night as Suter/Halischuk/Craig Smith all got on the board in a 3-2 win against the Blue Jackets. They’ll be continuing their road “Home Opening” extravaganza with the second of their back-to-back games this weekend by taking on the St. Louis Blues tonight in St. Louis as the Blues open their season against Nashville.

Looking at the Blues: St. Louis brought in veterans Jason Arnott (a former Predator) and Jamie Langenbrunner to help lead their young players in their development, yet what people may forget about the Blues is they still have a world-class goaltender in Jaroslav Halak, plus their roster doesn’t contain a bunch of flops either. Nashville has to match up against Backes, Berglund, Jackman, Oshie, Shattenkirk, Steen, Stewart, and more. So it should definitely be an interesting night.

Looking at the Predators: Nashville grabbed their 7th victory in 13 tried on opening night yesterday with a 3-2 win against Columbus. The most entertaining part, though? Rookie Craig Smith getting on the board in his first ever NHL game, along with hitting a post in addition to that as well. The defensive pairing of Laakso/Hillen didn’t look as sharp as it did in the preseason, however

For the Blues to win: St. Louis seems to have pretty good luck against Nashville in their home arena as of late. If Halak can step up his game and if the young crew in St. Louis can get some points on the board early, they’ll have a good chance at evening up Nashville’s record while starting off their season on the right note. (See what I did there?)

For the Predators to win: Nashville needs to come out and get something done in the first period. The Predators scored 2 in the second and 1 in the third however had a few chances in the first but couldn’t convert. They need to get on the board early and hold St. Louis down for the remainder of the game to make themselves 2-0 early this season

Kristopher’s Prediction: 2-1 St. Louis

Jeremy’s Prediction: 4-3 St. Louis (overtime)

Kristopher’s Prediction Record: 1-0

Jeremy’s Prediction Record: 1-0

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Hall of Fame coach: Stephen Curry is the best of all time

Reggie Bush on NFL future: ‘I’m not retiring’

Derek Fisher blasts Rondo over triangle offense criticism

Report: Marshawn Lynch hasn't spent any playing money

Ex-King says he could do 'much better job' than George Karl

Trainer thought Thomas Davis would not play in Super Bowl

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Todd Gurley named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year

Durant, Westbrook on loss to Warriors: We're not scared

Report: Eagles interested in bringing back Nick Foles

Report: Manning hinted to teammates he plans to retire

Barry Sanders shares thoughts on Megatron retirement talk

WATCH: K-State players storm student section after big win

Fan at Super Bowl 50 wears awesome dual-team jersey

Skip Bayless whiffed badly on Cam Newton prediction

Cam Newton doesn't disappoint with Super Bowl outfit

Stephen Curry to serve as guest drummer for Panthers

Charlie Sheen tweets advice for Johnny Manziel

Cardale Jones predicts he will play in Super Bowl

QUIZ: Name the winning starting quarterback from every Super Bowl

Marcin Gortat fires back at critic on Twitter

WATCH: Kerr told Warriors he was happy to have close game

Broncos could have tough decision with franchise tag

WATCH: Steph Curry does 'Dab' on court on eve of Super Bowl

Another star confirmed for Super Bowl 50 halftime show

WATCH: Wayne Simmonds loses his cool, earns match penalty

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Curry to serve as drummer for Panthers

Report: Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Five outrageous predictions for Super Bowl 50

QUIZ: Name the winning starting quarterback from every Super Bowl

The top six matchups that could decide Super Bowl 50

Seven unheralded players set to make major impacts in SB 50

10 underrated performances in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

X-factors in Super Bowl 50

NHL nightmare: No Canadian teams in playoff hunt

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker