85
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      Blues open with 4-2 win over Predators

      ST. LOUIS (AP) -- David Backes had a goal and assist in the first period to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday in the season opener for both teams.

      The Blues scored three times in the first 9:45 to jump in front 3-0 and chase Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne.

      Jaroslav Halak made 28 saves for the Blues and improved to 9-3-3 against the Predators.

      Backes, Vladimir Sobotka, T.J. Oshie and Alex Steen scored for St. Louis, which was 2 of 4 on the power play.

      St. Louis has won four of its past five home openers.

      Nashville, which missed the playoffs last season, is 7-7-1 in season openers.