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Pekka Rinne makes 31 saves, Predators spoil Jets' home opener with 2-0 victory

  • Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) gets his sleeve on the deflection from Winnipeg Jets' Andrew Ladd (16) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) gets his sleeve on the deflection from Winnipeg Jets' Andrew Ladd (16) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators' Mike Ribeiro (63) deflects the shot from the point past Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Nashville Predators' Mike Ribeiro (63) deflects the shot from the point past Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)  (The Associated Press)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) attempts a wraparound against Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) attempts a wraparound against Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)  (The Associated Press)

Pekka Rinne made 31 saves for his 33rd NHL shutout and the Nashville Predators beat Winnipeg 2-0 on Friday night to spoil the Jets' home opener.

Predators newcomer Mike Ribeiro scored in the first period, and James Neal connected in the third to help Nashville improve to 3-0-1.

Ribeiro redirected Seth Jones' shot past Ondrej Pavelec. Neal, another offseason acquisition, beat Pavelec through traffic with a puck that appeared to glance off a couple of Jets.

Rinne played only 24 games last season because of a hip injury.

The Jets dropped to 1-3-0.

Notes: Nashville's Olli Jokinen spent the past two seasons with the Jets. ... Winnipeg also was shut out 3-0 in San Jose on Saturday night.