|NSH||0||1||0||0||0 (0 - 3)||1|
|CBJ||0||0||1||0||1 (1 - 3)||2|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Nikolai Zherdev scored the lone shootout goal and set up the tying goal in regulation to help the Columbus Blue Jackets end a 12-game losing streak against the Nashville Predators with a 2-1 victory Saturday night.
Pascal Leclaire stopped all three shooters in the tiebreaker and made 26 saves in regulation and overtime for the Blue Jackets.
Rostislav Klesla pulled Columbus even at 10:45 of the third period with a snap shot from the slot. Zherdev set up the goal with a pass after Dan Hamhuis' giveaway.
|Highlights: Blue Jackets 2, Predators 1 (SO)
Alexander Radulov scored late in the second period for Nashville. The Predators entered the night with seven wins in 10 games.
After a scoreless and first period, Radulov took a feed from J.P. Dumont and fired a shot over Leclaire with 1:25 left in the second. Zherdev just missed from close range moments earlier and Nashville countered the other way.
The Blue Jackets, coming off a 6-4 home victory over St. Louis on Friday night, which has won a franchise-record five straight at home.
The Predators return to action tomorrow night when they host the Chicago Blackhawks at 7 pm (click here for tickets)
Game Notes: Columbus C Sergei Fedorov missed the game because of a hip pointer. He has a five-game points streak. ... Dumont had a career best and Nashville record six-game, goal-streak snapped. ... Hamhuis flipped Jared Boll with a check early in the third period.
Predators Notes: The Predators have earned points in 13 consecutive games against the Blue Jackets (12-0-1), dating back to the start of the 2006-07 season … The streak is the third longest active streak in the NHL, one game shy of the 14 game streaks shared by the Detroit Red Wings (vs Florida Panthers) and the Colorado Avalanche (vs Carolina Panthers) ... JP Dumont extended his point scoring streak to seven games (6-4-10) with his second period assist … Jason Arnott extended his point scoring streak to three games (1-3-4) with his second period assist … Chris Mason has stopped 56-of-57 shots in two starts this month (.982 save percentage, 0.48 goals against average).
|Alexander Radulov (13) Slapshot - ASST: J-P Dumont (17), Jason Arnott (22)|
1 - 0 NSH
|Rostislav Klesla (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Nikolay Zherdev (19)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Nikolay Zherdev - Goal|
|Alexander Radulov - Save|
|Michael Peca - Save|
|Martin Erat - Missed|
|Rick Nash - Save|
|J-P Dumont - Save|
|1||N. Zherdev||A. Radulov||1 - 0|
|2||M. Peca||M. Erat||1 - 0|
|3||R. Nash||J. Dumont||1 - 0|
|Manny Malhotra Roughing|
|Joakim Lindstrom Interference against Kevin Klein|
|Martin Gelinas Tripping against David Vyborny|
|Jan Hejda Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|SA: 29||TOI: 64:45|
|Saves: 28||EV: 26 - 27|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 2|
|SV%: .966||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 27||TOI: 64:55|
|Saves: 26||EV: 21 - 22|
|PIM: 0||PP: 5 - 5|
|SV%: .963||SH: 0 - 0|