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Blue Jackets eye second straight win over Predators

Oct 18, 2008 - 10:07 AM Columbus (2-2-0) at Nashville (2-3-0), 8:00 p.m. EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets look to complete a home-and-home sweep of the Nashville Predators when they visit the Sommet Center on Saturday.

Captain Rick Nash scored two goals as the Blue Jackets won the first game of the series on Friday, 5-3. The Predators had been 15-0-1 against the Blue Jackets over the previous two seasons.

Nikita Filatov, the sixth overall pick in this past June's draft, and Jakub Voracek also tallied in Friday's win for Columbus, which is seeking its first win at Nashville since April 3, 2006.

The Predators have lost their last two contests without captain Jason Arnott, who is sidelined with a broken finger, but have not necessarily missed his offense.

Nashville has scored seven goals over its past two games but has been hurt by some shaky goaltending.

Dan Ellis surrendered five goals in Wednesday's 6-4 road loss to the Dallas Stars, while Pekka Rinne gave up three tallies on eight shots before he was pulled in favor of Ellis during Friday's setback.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 0 2 1 3
    NASHVILLE 3 1 2 6 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NAS - DAVID LEGWAND 1 (SHEA WEBER, JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT) 6:30
    NAS - MARTIN ERAT 2 (RYAN JONES, DAN HAMHUIS) 10:41
    NAS - (SH) JOEL WARD 2 (SCOTT NICHOL, SHEA WEBER) 16:07
    2ND PRD: NAS - MARTIN ERAT 3 (DAVID LEGWAND, SHEA

    Oct 18 10:33 PM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 3
    NASHVILLE 6
    3RD PRD: COB - RICK NASH 4 (KRISTIAN HUSELIUS, MIKE COMMODORE) 7:24

    Blue Jackets 3, Predators 6  3rd - 12:36Oct 18 10:11 PM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 2
    NASHVILLE 6
    3RD PRD: NAS - RICH PEVERLEY 1 (UNASSISTED) 4:01

    Blue Jackets 2, Predators 6  3rd - 15:59Oct 18 10:04 PM


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    COLUMBUS 2
    NASHVILLE 5
    3RD PRD: NAS - SHEA WEBER 3 (RADEK BONK) 0:27

    Blue Jackets 2, Predators 5  3rd - 19:33Oct 18 9:57 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 0 2 2
    NASHVILLE 3 1 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NAS - DAVID LEGWAND 1 (SHEA WEBER, JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT) 6:30
    NAS - MARTIN ERAT 2 (RYAN JONES, DAN HAMHUIS) 10:41
    NAS - (SH) JOEL WARD 2 (SCOTT NICHOL, SHEA WEBER) 16:07
    2ND PRD: NAS - MARTIN ERAT 3 (RYAN J

    Oct 18 9:36 PM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 2
    NASHVILLE 4
    2ND PRD: COB - MARC METHOT 1 (R.J. UMBERGER, KRISTIAN HUSELIUS) 12:51

    Blue Jackets 2, Predators 4  2nd - 7:09Oct 18 9:24 PM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 1
    NASHVILLE 4
    2ND PRD: COB - JASON CHIMERA 2 (FREDRIK NORRENA, MARC METHOT) 6:42

    Blue Jackets 1, Predators 4  2nd - 13:18Oct 18 9:16 PM


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    COLUMBUS 0
    NASHVILLE 4
    2ND PRD: NAS - MARTIN ERAT 3 (RYAN JONES, DAVID LEGWAND) 5:26

    Blue Jackets 0, Predators 4  2nd - 14:34Oct 18 9:11 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 0 0
    NASHVILLE 3 3 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NAS - DAVID LEGWAND 1 (SHEA WEBER, JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT) 6:30
    NAS - MARTIN ERAT 2 (RYAN JONES, DAN HAMHUIS) 10:41
    NAS - (SH) JOEL WARD 2 (SCOTT NICHOL, SHEA WEBER) 16:07
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD

    Oct 18 8:43 PM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 0
    NASHVILLE 3
    1ST PRD: NAS - (SH) JOEL WARD 2 (SCOTT NICHOL, SHEA WEBER) 16:07

    Blue Jackets 0, Predators 3  1st - 3:53Oct 18 8:38 PM
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    Blue Jackets 0, Predators 2  1st - 6:27Oct 18 8:32 PM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 0
    NASHVILLE 2
    1ST PRD: NAS - MARTIN ERAT 2 (RYAN JONES, DAN HAMHUIS) 10:41

    Blue Jackets 0, Predators 2  1st - 9:19Oct 18 8:27 PM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 0
    NASHVILLE 1
    1ST PRD: NAS - DAVID LEGWAND 1 (SHEA WEBER, JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT) 6:30

    Blue Jackets 0, Predators 1  1st - 13:30Oct 18 8:22 PM