Blue Jackets top Preds in OT for first road win
Nashville, TN – James Wisniewski scored the game-winning goal 3 win over the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.
Antoine Vermette started the play by winning a key offensive zone draw to the left of Predators goalie Pekka Rinne. Wisniewski accepted the puck, walked to the left a little bit and fired a low hard slap shot that beat Rinne to the far side.
Jeff Carter, R.J. Umberger, and Vinny Prospal all lit the lamp, while Rick Nash added a pair of assists for the Jackets, who earned their first road win of the season after going 0-7-1 in their first eight road contests.
Curtis Sanford made 27 saves for Columbus.
Colin Wilson, Mike Fisher and Nick Spaling scored and Shea Weber added two assists for Nashville, which got 25 saves from Rinne.