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Calle Jarnkrok scored twice to lead the Predators over the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Thursday night.
 
James Neal also scored and Pekka Rinne made 23 saves for Nashville, which has won two straight for its first winning streak of the season.
 
Jaden Schwartz had the lone goal and Carter Hutton made 25 saves for the Blues.
 
Schwartz scored the game's first goal at 3:59 of the opening period.
 
From the right corner, Vladimir Tarasenko found Schwartz in the lower part of the right faceoff circle, where he beat Rinne on the short side with a wrist shot just inside the post.
 
Nashville drew even at 18:26 of the second on Jarnkrok's second goal of the season.
 
In the right corner, Colin Wilson's spinning backhand pass glanced off the skate of Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester and landed on Jarnkrok's stick in the slot. Jarnkrok double-clutched and then beat Hutton high to the glove side.
 
Hutton spent the last three years as Rinne's backup in Nashville before signing with the Blues in the offseason.
 
Jarnkrok's goal came just minutes after Nashville failed to convert on a two-man advantage that lasted 1 minute, 17 seconds.
 
The Blues return to action Saturday when they take on the Blue Jackets in Columbus.

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