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NHL Game Summary - Columbus at Nashville



(Saturday, November 21st)

Final Score: Nashville 4, Columbus 3 (SO)

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - David Legwand netted the game-winner in the shootout as the Nashville Predators downed the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-3, at Sommet Center.

In the second round, Legwand buried a wrister past Steve Mason to give his team the advantage. Jakub Voracek was the last chance for Columbus, but Pekka Rinne made a pad save on the shot to give his team the win.

Legwand had a goal and an assist in regulation as did Martin Erat while Rinne stopped 26 shots for the Predators, who have won five straight games.

R.J. Umberger had two goals while Anton Stralman had a goal and an assist for the Blue Jackets, who had won five of six coming into the game. Mason finished the game with 45 saves.

Columbus drew first blood in the game as Derick Brassard threw a shot on net from the right boards that popped into the air and Umberger whacked it home from in front just 4:55 in.

Nashville tied the game on the power play with 7:48 to play in the first on a Jason Arnott tip in of a Francis Bouillon pass, but Umberger scored just 15 seconds later to give the Blue Jackets the lead back.

The Predators tied the game just 1:29 into the second period while shorthanded as Erat kept the puck in at the right point and threw the puck down low where Legwand was all alone and he stuffed it past Mason.

Nashville then took its first lead of the game exactly two minutes later on the power play as Erat tipped in a Shea Weber shot.

However, the Blue Jackets tied the game with 58 seconds left in the second on Stralman's power-play goal, his third of the season.

It was a spirited third period as Nashville threw 17 shots on net and Columbus 10, but the goaltenders were up to the task and kept up the good play in overtime to force a shootout.

Game Notes

Nashville hosts Detroit on Monday...Columbus plays in Manhattan against the Rangers on Monday..The Predators improved to 7-3-0 at home this season and are in the midst of a six-game winning streak in front of the home crowd...The Blue Jackets had a three-game road win streak stopped and fell to 6-4-1 as the guests this season.

11/21 23:14:07 ET


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