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Wisniewski has goal and assist in Blue Jackets' 3-0 preseason win over Predators

  • Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney (30) blocks a shot against the Nashville Predators in the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. McElhinney shut out the Predators 3-0. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney (30) blocks a shot against the Nashville Predators in the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. McElhinney shut out the Predators 3-0. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, blocks a shot by Columbus Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov (42), of Russia, in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Defending at right is Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi, of Switzerland. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, blocks a shot by Columbus Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov (42), of Russia, in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Defending at right is Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi, of Switzerland. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Columbus Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov (42), of Russia, scores between Nashville Predators' Anton Volchenkov (20), of Russia, and Paul Gaustad (28) in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Columbus Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov (42), of Russia, scores between Nashville Predators' Anton Volchenkov (20), of Russia, and Paul Gaustad (28) in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

James Wisniewski had a goal and assist to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-0 preseason victory over the Nashville Predators on Monday night.

Curtis McElhinney made 36 saves in recording the shutout for the Blue Jackets, who improved to 5-1.

Artem Anisimov scored the game's first goal at 14:04 of the opening period. Wisniewski, who assisted on Anisimov's goal, doubled the lead at 4:21 of the second, and Jared Boll made it 3-0 at 7:53 of the third.

With the Blue Jackets on a power play, Nick Foligno was behind the Nashville net and found Anisimov in front for an easy tap-in against goalie Pekka Rinne. Foligno had two assists.

Rinne made 24 saves for Nashville, which dropped to 3-2 in the preseason.