Hartnell and Kariya score to lead Predators to 4-1 lead over Coyotes

It was the first victory of the season for the Predators. The Coyotes have lost four games in a row.

Kariya stared the scoring for the Predators at 6:49 of the first period. Jason Arnott took a shot from just inside the top of the left circle, which Kariya re-directed into the net behind Phoenix goaltender Curtis Joseph.

Martin Erat gave the Predators a 2-0 lead as he skated across the edge of the crease and put the puck in from the left side at 12:53 of the first period.

Fredrik Sjostrom made it 2-1 with 2:13 left in the first period with a power-play goal. He skated in from the right circle and shot the puck high over Tomas Vokoun’s shoulder.

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Hartnell redirected Kimmo Timonen’s one-timer from the top of the point at 10:28 of the second period.

Ryan Suter scored his first goal when his shot from the left side bounced off the chest of Joseph and the loose puck was knocked in by Enver Lisin of Phoenix.

Notes: The 0-3 start was the worst in franchise history of the Predators. … Nashvilles Jerred Smithson skated in his 100th NHL game. … The Predators wore their gold jerseys for the first time this season. They were 10-2-0 when wearing the third jerseys last season.