Final SO

Series (Game 2 of 8)

Nashville leads 8-0

Game 1: Saturday, October 15th
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Game 2: Thursday, October 20th
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Game 3: Saturday, November 12th
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Game 4: Wednesday, January 4th
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Game 5: Monday, March 20th
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Game 6: Saturday, April 1st
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Game 7: Thursday, April 6th
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Game 8: Tuesday, April 11th
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Blues 2

(2-4-1, 5 pts)

Predators 3

(6-0-0, 12 pts)

8:00 PM ET, October 20, 2005

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

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STL 1 1 0 02
NSH 1 0 1 13

T. Vokoun (Predators - G): Saves: 29, Save Pct.: .935

D. Hamhuis (Predators - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

P. Lalime (Blues - G): Saves: 27, Save Pct.: .931

St. Louis (2-4-0) at Nashville (5-0-0) 8:00 pm EDT

St. Louis (2-4-0) at Nashville (5-0-0), 8:00 pm EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Steve Sullivan and the Nashville Predators are off to the best start in franchise history. On Thursday, the Predators hope to extend their season-opening five-game winning streak when they host the St. Louis Blues.

Despite posting two shootout victories as well as a pair of one-goal victories, Nashville is the last undefeated team in the Western Conference. The Ottawa Senators (5-0-0) are the only other team in the NHL without a loss.

The Predators can attribute a great deal of their early success to their dominance on special teams. Nashville has converted 25 percent of its power plays and has killed off 27-of-30 penalties - the fifth-best mark in the league.

Sullivan scored his team-leading fourth goal in the first period on Saturday as Nashville skated to an easy 4-1 victory over St. Louis. Sullivan has registered a team-high 10 points while newcomer Paul Kariya has chipped in with two goals and five assists.

The Blues hope to carry some momentum from their thrilling 3-2 triumph over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on Wednesday.

Patrick Lalime made 28 saves and Eric Brewer scored the game-winning goal with 57 seconds remaining in the third period for St. Louis, which plays its first road game since its season-opening 5-1 loss at Detroit on October 5.

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