Nashville Predators 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
Bridgestone Arena; Nashville, Tennessee
January 23, 2012
* Defenseman Brett Lebda came over to the Preds in the Matthew Lombarditrade with Toronto last summer. He was almost immediately bought out. Last week, out of desperation, Columbus signed him to a one-year deal. Monday night was his first game in a Jackets sweater.
* Nashville out shot Columbus 12-3 in the opening period.
* Columbus returned the favor, out shooting the Preds 16-12.
* Rick Nash‘s goal was his 20th career goal against the Predators.
* Nash led all skaters with five shots on goal.
* Mike Fisher‘s second goal of the night was the elusive Goo Goo Goal. You can read more about it HERE.
* Ryan Suter missed the three previous games with an upper-body injury. He returned to action on Monday night and collected two assists.
* Pekka Rinne is now 17-2-0 in his last 20.
* He hasn’t allowed more than two goals since January 5.
* It was also Rinne’s ninth ...