Originally written on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 1/19/13

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 10: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates up to a face off during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 10, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blue Jackets defeated the Coyotes 2-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Derick Brassard scored in the sixth round of a shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 Saturday night for their fifth win to start a season and a very rare win over their Central Division foe. Columbus had not won an opener since Oct. 3, 2009, against Minnesota, and the Blue Jackets had won only once in Nashville in the previous 20 games. They needed overtime to do that 4-3 on Nov. 19, 2011. Artem Anisimov, acquired in the trade that sent Rick Nash to the Rangers, scored on a backhand over Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne in the second round of the shootout. David Legwand scored on a backhand in the third round to tie it up and extend the shootout. That was it before Brassard scored under Rinne's glove hand. Colin Wilson had a chance to tie it up, but Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky got his right foot out for the save and the win. Anisimov also had a goal in regulation, and Nick Foligno scored a goal for Columbus. ...
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