By JIM DIAMOND
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - David Legwand had a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
Patric Hornqvist and Paul Gaustad also scored for Nashville, which has won two straight. Carter Hutton made 33 saves.
Erik Cole had the goal for Dallas, which has lost three of four.
Cole scored the game's first goal at 18:07 of the opening period when he took possession of the puck behind the Nashville net and skated out front before lifting a backhand over Hutton's right shoulder.
Making his second consecutive start, Hutton improved his record to 6-3-1 this season.
Nashville closed out the first period with power-play goals from Hornqvist and Legwand just 28 seconds apart.
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