The Predators (6-1-0) controlled the first period and O'Reilly opened the scoring when he banged in a rebound off Jordan Tootoo's slap shot from the point.
But it was Winnipeg (3-3-1) that came to life after the fight, outshooting the Predators 16-3 as Andrew Ladd tied things by flipping in Bryan Little's backhand home after it bounced away from Nashville goalie Anders Lindback.
The Jets couldn't connect on the power play. Nashville's David Legwand took advantage of a slashing penalty handed to rookie Mark Scheifele to score the Predators' go-ahead goal at 7:28 of the third period.
Scheifele made up for it at 13:07 when he tied the game with his fourth goal of the preseason.
Notes: Nashville coach Barry Trotz is a Winnipeg native. ... The game was also a home game of sorts for Colin Wilson, who was raised in Winnipeg, and Tootoo, who was born in Winnipeg.
|Cal O'Reilly (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jordin Tootoo (1)|
1 - 0 NSH
|Andrew Ladd (1) Snap shot - ASST: Bryan Little (1), Blake Wheeler (1)|
1 - 1 Tie
|PPG - David Legwand (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mattias Ekholm (1)|
2 - 1 NSH
|PPG - Mark Scheifele (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrice Cormier (1), Johnny Oduya (1)|
2 - 2 Tie
|1||B. Wheeler||C. O'Reilly|
|2||T. Stapleton||S. Kostitsyn|
|Power Play %||17.6%||15.3%|
|% on Road||17.1%||18.0%|
|% at Home||18.0%||12.1%|
|Jim Slater Tripping - 2 min against Matt Halischuk|
|Blake Geoffrion Holding the stick - 2 min against Randy Jones|
|Tanner Glass Hi-sticking - 2 min against Shea Weber|
|Mark Stuart Roughing - 2 min against Jordin Tootoo|
|Jordin Tootoo Roughing - 2 min against Mark Stuart|
|Tanner Glass Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Zack Stortini|
|Zack Stortini Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Tanner Glass|
|Tyler Sloan Tripping - 2 min against Kyle Wellwood|
|Jerred Smithson Boarding - 2 min against Paul Postma|
|Mark Scheifele Slashing - 2 min against Ryan Suter|
|Ryan Suter Cross checking - 2 min against Chris Thorburn|
|Toby Enstrom Interference - 2 min against David Legwand|