A look back at Predators 5-2 win over Blue Jackets on Saturday night

Nashville puts game away with 4 goals in 3rd period

The Blue Jackets start the season at 0-2 after dropping back to back games in Nashville.

CBJ Standouts 

  • Nick Foligno notched his first goal of the season and the 196th of his NHL career.  
  • Alexandre Texier finished with a goal and an assist for his first points of the season.  
  • Defenseman Michael Del Zotto earned his first points as a member of the Blue Jackets, finishing with two assists. 


Columbus held a 28-22 edge in shots on goal through two periods; it was a 27-22 edge for the CBJ on Thursday night. … Merzlikins finished with 28 stops. … Foligno also finished with six shots on goal to tie Atkinson for the team lead, while Werenski had five. … Del Zotto had five points in 25 games with Nashville in 2013-14. … For the second straight game, Columbus was 0-2 on the power play while Nashville was 0-3. … Boone Jenner saw his four-game goal streak against Nashville come to an end. … Columbus fell to 0-2-0 for the fourth time in the past six seasons (2015-16, 2016-17, 2019-20). 

Roster Report 

The Blue Jackets used the same 18-skater lineup as Thursday’s season opener, with the only change the insertion of Merzlikins in net. Forward Kevin Stenlund and defensemen Scott Harrington and Gabriel Carlsson were healthy scratches.