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The Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Thursday, extending the longest winning streak in the franchise's six-year history.
Rem Murray, Scott Hartnell, Greg Johnson and Scott Walker each scored for Nashville, which is 10-2-0 over its last 12 games. The Predators are four games over .500 for the first time in their history.
The Predators, who have not allowed more than two goals during its winning streak, did not win their 14th game last season until Jan. 18.
Goalie Tomas Vokoun has been one of the biggest factors in the Predators' recent surge. He stopped 37 shots Thursday en route to his franchise-record seventh straight win. Vokoun has allowed just 12 goals during his winning streak for a 1.70 goals-against average.
The Predators have not given up a power play goal in their last six games.
The Blues are coming in off Thursday's 4-4 tie with the Detroit Red Wings. Chris Pronger had two goals and an assist, and Keith Tkachuk added a goal and an assist for the Blues, who squandered a 3-0 lead heading into the third period.
"We had a couple of bad shifts,and that's all Detroit waits for so they can pounce on you," said Blues defenseman Bryce Salvador, who scored at 2:02 of the second period.
St. Louis, fourth in the Eastern Conference with 2.74 goals per game, is 3-3-2 over its last eight games. They have allowed 22 goals over that span, an average of 2.75 per game.