Fritsche, Fedorov Score; Jackets Fall

Saturday, 11.18.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
Columbus Blue Jackets
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jason Arnott scored two power-play goals within 48 seconds of the second period, lifting the Nashville Predators to a 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Tomas Vokoun made 28 saves for the win.

The game was typically chippy for these two expansion rivals. The first period produced seven penalties, six by Columbus. Neither team score in the first 20 minutes and Nashville squandered five power-play chances.

In the second period Nashville wasted little time breaking the deadlock. J.P. Dumont skated in from the left side and beat goaltender Pascal Leclaire high to the glove side 11 seconds into the period for a power-play goal.

Shea Weber gave the Predators a 2-0 lead at 7:25, scoring on a one-timer.

Arnott found the net at 10:28 from the left circle and at 11:16 from high in the slot.

In the third period the teams went almost eight minutes without a shot on goal before Sergei Fedorov scored for Columbus at 7:52 on the power play. It was the first power-play goal in four games for the Blue Jackets.

Columbus cut the deficit to 4-2 at 11:23 when Vokoun skated behind the net to try to get control of the puck. Anson Carter blocked Vokoun's path to the crease and Dan Fritsche poked the puck into an empty net.

Game notes
With a goal and an assist, Dumont has six points (2 goals, 4 assists) in three games. ... This was the second meeting between Nashville and Columbus in four days. They meet again Monday in Columbus. ... Fedorov has 37 points (14 goals, 23 assists) in 39 career games against Nashville.

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  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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