Pekka Rinne and Jeremy Smith combined for a 2-0 shutout at the First Mariner Arena on Tuesday night under poor ice conditions in the rink that has not seen professional hockey in many years.
Chris Mueller scored the Preds a backdoor goal in the second period on a pass from Shea Weber. Colin Wilson scored the second goal on a broken play halfway through the third period. Niclas Berfors had two assists and Mueller assisted on Wilson's goal for a two point night.
Ice conditions were the talk of the day and the game and appear to have been similar to the ice at last year's Winter Classic that was played outdoors in the rain.
Again, information was limited with none or the usual statistical data available. The Preds returned home after the game and will back on the ice Wednesday morning at Centennial Sportsplex.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass