Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/21/11
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 said, referring to the jubilation surrounding him in the Blue Jackets dressing room. "But it's a good feeling." The Jackets' last win had been on April 3, 2006. Since then, the Jackets have had five coaches, the Predators' home rink has had four different names and the only player who remained on the Columbus roster was Nash. It was the longest active losing streak by one club in a specific road rink in the NHL. "When I heard that, I was like 'Wow!' Wisniewski said. "That's unheard of. Something like that shouldn't happen." NOTES, QUOTES --Only three seconds into the game, Blue Jackets winger Derek Dorsett and Predators winger Jordin Tootoo dropped their gloves and fought. Less than a minute later, Jackets fighter Jared Boll and Predators heavyweight Brian McGrattan duked it out. Both Dorsett and Boll said neither fight was premeditated, but it surely charted a different course for the Blue Jackets. Too often they've been chased out of Bridgestone Arena by the Predators' physical play. --The 4-3 overtime win in Nashville didn't just end the 17-game losing streak in Music City. It snapped a 13-game road losing streak by the Blue Jackets dating back to last season, which was only one short of a franchise record. QUOTE TO NOTE: "We heard it for too long about how long it's been since we'd won here. It was obviously a nail-biter, but what a relief when that goal (by James Wisniewski) went in there at the end." -- Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel, after a 4-3 win over Nashville stopped a 17-game losing streak in Bridgestone Arena. ROSTER REPORTPLAYER NOTES: --G Curtis Sanford may have wrested the No. 1 job away from Steve Mason. He's been in the nets for the last two Blue Jackets games, stopping 53 of 57 shots in a shootout loss to Boston (2-1 on Thursday) and a 4-3 overtime win over Nashville (4-3 on Saturday). It's hard to imagine he doesn't get the start vs. Calgary on Monday in Nationwide Arena. --C Jeff Carter, who on Friday denied rumors that he'd asked to be traded, scored his first goal as a Blue Jacket in Saturday's win over Nashville. Carter missed 10 games with a fractured foot, but he'd had only three assists in his first eight games. --D James Wisniewski had the overtime game-winning goal in Saturday's 4-3 win over Nashville. It was his first goal as a Blue Jacket. He also had an assist and a plus-1 rating in 27:15 of playing time. --C Derick Brassard isn't out of coach Scott Arniel's doghouse yet. Brassard, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2006 draft, was a healthy scratch for the third time in four games on Saturday in Nashville. He lost his second-line spot to newcomer Mark Letestu.
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