The Nashville Predators know one thing; if their team is struggling, for whatever reason, all they have to do is schedule a game with St. Louis, and the Preds will find themselves in the hockey Gods’ good graces again.
For the 15th time in 16 games, Nashville defeated St. Louis. And as if to add insult to injury, unlike nine of the other 15 contests, which had been decided by less than one goal, this one was not close from the very beginning.
If the Note felt like they had any chance of winning, that probably went down the tubes 11 seconds into the first period, when the Predators’ David Legwand scored the fastest goal to start a game in Nashville history. He later added a power play goal to make it 2-1 Predators.
Christian Backman scored the only goal for St. Louis, who had won three of four. The Blues will finish their 2007 regular season schedule this Saturday at Minnesota.