Predators use third-period burst to subdue Blue Jackets

Columbus, OH ( – Pekka Rinne made 30 stops and Nashville
broke open the game with three goals in a span of 2:14 early in the third
period to claim a 5-1 victory over Columbus at Nationwide Arena.

Craig Smith scored twice, Mike Fisher, Colin Wilson and Seth Jones once each
for the Predators, winners of three straight and five of their last six.

Alexander Wennberg produced a late tally for the Blue Jackets, who lost for
just the second time in their last 10 outings.

Sergei Bobrovsky was on the hook for four goals on 30 shots in defeat. Curtis
McElhinney stopped four of five shots faced in the game’s final 12 minutes.