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29 SOG
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game recap

Preds Pick Up Point at Columbus

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:15 AM

Associated Press

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Preds Pick Up Point at Columbus
Nashville Predators 1, Columbus Blue Jackets 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.

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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).

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
18:35
NSH
Alexander Radulov (13) ASST: J-P Dumont (17), Jason Arnott (22)
1 - 0 NSH
3rd Period
10:45
CBJ
Rostislav Klesla (5) ASST: Nikolay Zherdev (19)
1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDCBJNSHTOTAL
1N. Zherdev
A. Radulov
1 - 0
2M. Peca
M. Erat
1 - 0
3R. Nash
J. Dumont
1 - 0
penalty summary
1st Period
03:06
CBJ
Manny Malhotra  Roughing
15:55
CBJ
Joakim Lindstrom  Interference against  Kevin Klein
2nd Period
05:11
NSH
Martin Gelinas  Tripping against  David Vyborny
08:45
CBJ
Jan Hejda  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Chris Mason
SA: 29TOI: 64:45
Saves: 28EV: 26 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .966SH: 0 - 0
Pascal Leclaire
Pascal Leclaire
SA: 27TOI: 64:55
Saves: 26EV: 21 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .963SH: 0 - 0

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