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Marian Gaborik has goal, assist in his Columbus debut helping Blue Jackets beat Predators 3-1

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    Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, blocks a shot by Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno (71) in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) (The Associated Press)

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    Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson (7) tries to slow down Nashville Predators left wing Sergei Kostitsyn (74), of Belarus, in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) (The Associated Press)

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    Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno (71) falls as Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, of Finland, and defenseman Kevin Klein (8) keep him away from the net in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Rinne was called for tripping on the play. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) (The Associated Press)

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    Nashville Predators defenseman Kevin Klein (8) celebrates with center David Legwand, left, and defenseman Jonathon Blum (7) after Klein scored against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) (The Associated Press)

Marian Gaborik scored the go-ahead goal at 4:16 of the third period and added an assist in his debut Thursday night with Columbus, helping the Blue Jackets beat the Predators 3-1 for a rare win in Nashville.

The Blue Jackets won for just the seventh time in Nashville and the second time this season in this series between Central Division rivals. Matt Calvert also had a goal and an assist, James Wisniewski had a power-play goal, and Brandon Dubinsky had two assists. Sergei Bobrovsky made 38 saves.

Kevin Klein scored a goal for Nashville, which slipped one point behind Columbus and into 11th place in the Western Conference.