Nashville 4, Columbus 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, December 8, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Nashville 13-11-3-1 4-5-2-1 9-6-1-0 W1
Columbus 8-16-1-3 5-7-1-1 3-9-0-2 L1

Recap

Colin Wilson scored 1:45 into overtime as the Nashville Predators stunned the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 Thursday night.

The Predators appeared headed to their third straight loss but struck twice in the final 1:36 to force extra time. Patric Hornqvist made it a 3-2 game at 18:24 and Sergei Kostitsyn drew Nashville even with a redirection of Martin Erat's shot with just 12 seconds remaining.

Wilson emerged as the hero in overtime after one-timing an Erat feed past Columbus netminder Curtis Sanford to finish off a 2-on-1.

Jeff Carter opened the scoring on a bizarre goal with 7:18 left in the opening period. Carter whistled a wrist shot past Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne, but the puck bounced hard off the back of the net and caromed back into play.

Officials in Toronto reviewed the play and awarded the goal after a delay of several minutes. It marks Carter's 10th point in seven career games against Nashville.

Antoine Vermette and Derek Dorsett had the other Columbus goals, while Mike Fisher scored in the second period for Nashville.

Top Game Performances

Nashville   Columbus
Sergei Kostitsyn 2 Points Jeff Carter 1
Sergei Kostitsyn 1 Goals Jeff Carter 1
Martin Erat 2 Assists Jared Boll 1
Sergei Kostitsyn 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Pekka Rinne .875 Save Percentage Curtis Sanford .818
Pekka Rinne 21 Saves Curtis Sanford 18

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 22 4 1-1 1-1 7 31
Columbus 24 3 0-1 0-1 7 30

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play their next game at home against Boston . The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .111 after a win and .368 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play their next game at home against Anaheim . The Predators have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .533 after a loss.
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