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Nystrom has goal, 2 assists and Rinne stops 17 shots to lead Predators to 4-1 win over Stars

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Eric Nystrom had a goal and two assists to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.

Shea Weber, Paul Gaustad, and Roman Josi also scored for Nashville and Pekka Rinne stopped 17 shots to help the Predators open the season with their second straight win.

Antoine Roussel scored for Dallas, and which has lost their first two.

Gaustad and Nystrom scored 1:21 apart midway through the third period to put the Predators ahead 3-1.

Gaustad to the tiebreaking goal at 8:33 on a wraparound from the right side. Then, with the teams skating 4-on-4, Nystrom took a cross-ice pass from Gaustad before lifting a backhand past Dallas goalie Anders Lindback from the right side.

Josi added an empty-netter with 3 seconds remaining.

Lindback finished with 29 saves.

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