Oct 8, 2009 11:55 PM

Hornqvist scores 2, Predators down Colorado 3-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Patric Hornqvist scored twice 2:17 apart in the third period, and the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in their home opener Thursday night.

Hornqvist's first two goals of the season came after officials ruled no goal for Nashville nearly midway through the third on a shot that was trickling toward the line when Jason Arnott's skate pushed it across.

Arnott finished with a goal and an assist, and Ryan Suter had two assists in helping Nashville win its third straight home opener.

Marek Svatos and Kyle Quincey scored power-play goals for Colorado. The Avalanche started a seven-game trip, the franchise's longest since moving to Denver in 1995. They missed their first 3-0 start since leaving Quebec.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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