Mike Fisher redirected Roman Josi’s shot late in the second period for the go-ahead power-play goal, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday night in their season opener.
Fisher’s goal was Nashville’s third with the man advantage. P.K. Subban, Nashville’s big offseason addition, scored the first goal of the season, Josi had a power-play goal, and Ryan Johansen had three assists.
Marcus Kruger and Niklas Hjalmarsson scored for Chicago, which has lost its first two games this season playing with six rookies in the lineup. The Blackhawks have allowed six power-play goals in their first two games.
Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne stopped a flurry of shots with Chicago on the man advantage over the final 1:46 to preserve the win.
Nashville improved to 4-1-1 over its last six season openers.