NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Derick Brassard scored in the sixth round of a shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 Saturday night for their fifth win to start a season and a very rare win over their Central Division foe.
Columbus had not won an opener since Oct. 3, 2009, against Minnesota, and the Blue Jackets had won only once in Nashville in the previous 20 games.
They needed overtime to do that 4-3 on Nov. 19, 2011.
David Legwand scored on a backhand in the third round to tie it up and extend the shootout. That was it before Brassard scored.