When was the last time the Nashville Predators allowed five goals in the first two periods and still won?
In front of 17,113 at Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Predators did just that, overcoming four Columbus Blue Jackets power play goals to beat the visitors in regulation, 6-5.
It’s Nashville’s sixth win in their last seven and Columbus’ fourth loss in a row. Additionally, the Blue Jackets have only won nine games all season long, a league low.
“Really, they out-battled us, out-willed us and converged on their chances,” Columbus rookie forward Ryan Johansen said. “You know, somewhere it’s got to stop.”
Pekka Rinne collected 26 saves in the victory, improving to 16-9-4 and extending his win streak to six games.
Nashville got the home crowd into it early when Mike Fisher bagged the first goal of the night. Sergei Kostitsyn noticed his center all alone on the opposite side of the net. While the Columbus defenders came down on him, he got the puck over to Fisher who put it i...