Balastik Continues Hot Preseason With 2 Points in 3-2 Loss at Nashville

Friday, 09.23.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
Columbus Blue Jackets

Jaroslav Balastik scored a goal and added an assist, while nearly adding the equalizing goal in the third period, but the Jackets were unable to erase a two-goal deficit, falling to the Nashville Predators, 3-2, at Gaylord Entertainment Center Nashville, Tenn. on Friday night.

Balastik, the Jackets’ ninth pick in the 2002 Entry Draft, assisted on the Jackets’ first goal of the game, feeding Aaron Johnson to tie the game at one at 16:41. The Predators had gone up 1-0 at 2:00, as Danny Markov scored on the power play.

The Predators’ Kimmo Timonen scored on the power-play to put Nashville up 2-1 at 12:34 of the second period and Yannic Perrault put the Predators up 3-1, scoring Nashville’s first even strength goal of the night at 1:22 of the final period.

Balastik answered later in the third, as he scored at 14:14 on assists from Mark Hartigan and Manny Malhotra. Balastik nearly tied the game later in the third period, but was robbed on a fantastic save by Brian Finley.

Marc Denis took the loss for the Jackets, stopping 30-of-33 shots.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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