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Predators 2, Blue Jackets 1

Saturday, 03.10.2007 / 7:00 PM

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Predators 2, Blue Jackets 1
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Paul Kariya and David Legwand each had a goal and an assist as the Nashville Predators edged the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Saturday night.

Gilbert Brule scored for Columbus.

Columbus took a 1-0 lead when Brule took a shot that bounced off the pads of Nashville goaltender Tomas Vokoun. Brule came in from the left side of the crease, diving head-first as he popped the rebound between the post and the outstretched skate of Vokoun at 1:17 of the first period.

The Predators' tying goal was also the result of hard work around the net. Legwand took a shot that bounced off Columbus goaltender Fredrik Norrena. Kariya tapped in the rebound as he skated in close from the right side of the net at 4:25.

Legwand gave the Predators a 2-1 first-period lead, again working close to the net. Dan Hamhuis took a shot from midway in the slot. The rebound off Norrena's pads bounced around in front of the net. Legwand skated across the crease, picked up the rebound and wrapped a shot around Norrena at 13:45.

Notes: The Predators have outscored Columbus 11-1 in the first period in eight games this season and have scored more first-period goals than any team in the NHL with 86. The Blue Jackets are 3-2-1 in their past six on the second night of back-to-back games. The Predators have not lost a game in regulation since Feb. 17, a string of 10 games (7-0-3). ...Kariya has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his past five games.

2006-2007 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Mar 10 '07CBJ 1 at NSH 2D. Legwand
Feb 25 '07NSH 4 at CBJ 3 - SOA. Radulov
Jan 18 '07CBJ 0 at NSH 4D. Legwand
Jan 13 '07NSH 4 at CBJ 1J. Smithson
Jan 12 '07CBJ 0 at NSH 2J. Arnott
Nov 20 '06NSH 3 at CBJ 1S. Nichol
Nov 18 '06CBJ 2 at NSH 4J. Arnott
Nov 15 '06NSH 5 at CBJ 4S. Nichol
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