Posted November 19, 2011 on AP on Fox
James Wisniewski scored at 2:43 of overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat Nashville 4-3 on Saturday night for their first road win against the Predators in more than five years. There was traffic in front of Pekka Rinne when Wisniewski's slap shot from the right point sailed high over the goaltender's right shoulder for Columbus' first road win of the season. R.J. Umberger, Jeff Carter and Vinny Prospal scored for the Blue Jackets, who snapped a 17-game losing streak in Nashville - the longest such active streak in the NHL. The Blue Jackets' previous win in Nashville came on April 3, 2006. Colin Wilson and Mike Fisher scored for the Predators.

Five and a half year losing streak ended

Only Rick Nash could fully appreciate the Blue Jackets' 4-3 overtime win over Nashville on Saturday, because only Nash had endured the entirety of the misery. The Blue Jackets had lost 17 straight games -- 0-12-5 -- in Nashville before defenseman James Wisniewski scored on a slap shot from the blue line at 2:43 of overtime. "It's a weird feeling in here," Nash...

Blue Jackets C Carter denies asking for trade

Columbus Blue Jackets center Jeff Carter isn't thrilled that his new team is struggling, but denied asking for a trade. "I haven't talked with one single person from RDS (the Canadian media outlet that made the initial report," Carter told the Columbus Dispatch. "I don't know where they came up with that. I haven't said anything or asked for anything...

Lindback sharp, focused despite lack of starts

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has started 18 of the team’s first 19 games this season, a 94.7 percentage. No other NHL goaltender has started that often this season, as Rinne also leads the league in shots faced and saves.With the $49 million man making highlight reel saves on a nightly basis, backup goalie Anders Lindback hasn’t had much playing time this season. Though that...

“Good chance” Legwand returns to lineup against Columbus on Saturday

This season, the Nashville Predators have been finding ways to win games despite early-season injuries to a number of key players. Francis Bouillon and Mike Fisher didn’t start the season – both recovering from injuries sustained a season ago. Sergei Kostitsyn, Patric Hornqvist, Martin Erat, Nick Spaling and David Legwand have all missed games. Legwand says it is frustrating...

POTG Predators Seven Stories: Robot Polar Bear Cures Snoring Edition

Will David Legwand return to the Predator's lineup against Columbus? Amanda DiPaolo thinks that he will.Josh Cooper spoke with Craig Smith about "the miss" on Friday after he was MIA after the game on Thursday. Barry Trotz was right about ending up on all the highlight reels including Deadspin.Corey Erdman catches up with new Predators owner W. Brett Wilson for a Q...

The Morning After Wrap-Up: Blue Jackets 4, Predators 3 (OT)

No one expected that the Predators 17 game winning streak on home ice against the Columbus Blue Jackets would go on forever and it didn't with Columbus pulling out a 4-3 win in overtime last night at Bridgestone Arena.Last season, on three occasions, I went to the rink on game day against the Jackets just knowing that karma would catch up with the Predators and she laid low...

POTG Predators Seven Stories: Early Carol of the Bells Edition

Craig Smith moved past his "learning moment" empty net miss that USA Today called "the worst missed goal ever" to have a solid game last night, splitting time on two lines, picking up a power play assist, and winning 7 of 12 in the face-off circle.Nate Rau takes a look at the subsidy that the Nashville Predators receive from Metro government to operate the Bridgestone...

Blue Jackets beat Predators 4-3 in overtime

James Wisniewski scored at 2:43 of overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat Nashville 4-3 on Saturday night for their first road win against the Predators in more than five years.

Morning Skate: November 20

The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Blue Jackets 4, Predators 3 (OT)Smashville 24/7 3 stars of the night:1. James Wisniewski, CBJ (game-winning goal, 1 assist, 5 shots)2. Rick Nash, CBJ (2 assists, 4 shots)3. Shea Weber, NSH (2 assists, 5 shots)Recaps around the blogosphere:Preds On The GlassInside SmashvilleSection 303Puck SceneHockey Night in NashvilleOn The ForecheckPlay of the game:

Craig Smith Misses Open Net

Is this a joke? 22-year-old forward Craig Smith, who was one goal away from leading the Nashville Predators in both goals and points missed an empty netter from inside the crease. The goal would have given the rookie 8 goals and 15 total points in 18 games this season, passing teammates Patric Hornqvist in goals [...]

Smashville On The Glass - Preds on a roll

On today's show, Buddy Oakes and I discussed the team's recent success and looked ahead to the next week of action. We also had a quick interview with Pekka Rinne, discussed Craig Smith's missed empty net and the hot streak of Ryan Suter and Shea Weber. You can find it all right here...Listen to internet radio with SmashvilleOnTheGlass on Blog Talk Radio

Columbus Blue Jackets (3-13-2) at Nashville Predators (10-5-3), 8 p.m. (ET)

A pair of Central Division inhabitants go at it again tonight in the Music City, as the Nashville Predators will resume a five-game homestand versus the Columbus Blue Jackets at Bridgestone Arena.

POST GAME: vs. Calgary

Tweet Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel said this morning that newcomers Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski are finally starting to feel comfortable in their surroundings. It prove...
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