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Nashville 4, Colorado 0

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

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Nashville 4, Colorado 0
Colorado Avalanche 0, Nashville Predators 4
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jason Arnott scored two goals and Chris Mason made 35 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a season-opening 4-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.

Marek Zidlicky passed the puck from the right side, catching Arnott above the circle on the power play. Arnott sent a one-timer that beat Colorado goaltender Peter Budaj between his pads at 4:31 of the first.

Nearly 10 minutes later, Arnott struck from close range. J.P. Dumont passed the puck from the right side in front of the crease as Arnott skated in from the left, firing the puck into the wide side of the net.

In the second period, Nashville made it 3-0 as Dan Hamhuis beat Budaj low to his stick side from the middle of the left circle.

At 4:41 of the third period, Greg de Vries fired a one-timer from just inside the blue line. Dumont tipped it past Budaj high to his glove side.

Budaj was replaced after the last goal by Tyler Weiman. Budaj faced 22 shots and made 18 saves.

Colorado outshot Nashville 35-32.
scoring summary
1st Period
04:31
NSH
PPG - Jason Arnott (1) ASST: Marek Zidlicky (1), Ryan Suter (1)
1 - 0 NSH
14:25
NSH
Jason Arnott (2) ASST: J-P Dumont (1), Vernon Fiddler (1)
2 - 0 NSH
2nd Period
01:45
NSH
Dan Hamhuis (1) ASST: Martin Erat (1), David Legwand (1)
3 - 0 NSH
3rd Period
04:14
NSH
J-P Dumont (1) ASST: Greg De Vries (1), Jason Arnott (1)
4 - 0 NSH
penalty summary
1st Period
03:17
COL
John-Michael Liles  Interference against  Jerred Smithson
08:52
NSH
Jed Ortmeyer  Interference against  John-Michael Liles
17:02
NSH
Scott Nichol  Slashing against  Kurt Sauer
2nd Period
06:08
NSH
Jordin Tootoo  Fighting (maj) against  Ian Laperriere
06:08
COL
Ian Laperriere  Fighting (maj) against  Jordin Tootoo
08:59
NSH
Greg De Vries  Hooking against  Wojtek Wolski
09:44
COL
Ryan Smyth  Hooking against  Dan Hamhuis
14:13
COL
Jordan Leopold  Interference on goalkeeper against  Chris Mason
3rd Period
09:44
COL
Karlis Skrastins  Holding against  Martin Gelinas
18:34
COL
Ryan Smyth  Roughing against  Greg Zanon
goalie stats
Peter Budaj
SA: 22TOI: 43:59
Saves: 18EV: 15 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .818SH: 1 - 1
Tyler Weiman
SA: 10TOI: 15:46
Saves: 10EV: 6 - 6
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
Chris Mason
Chris Mason
SA: 35TOI: 60:00
Saves: 35EV: 34 - 34
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
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