A better effort but the same result.
Gustav Nyquist scored his ninth goal of the season and Daniil Tarasov made 26 saves but the Predators beat the Blue Jackets 2-1 at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday night.
Tarasov made two key saves at 9:46, stopping Matt Duchene's wrist shot from the right circle and a follow-up attempt from Jeremy Lauzon from the doorstep.
The Columbus net-minder was called on again with the Predators on the power play at 14:01, denying two stuff attempts from Ryan Johansen.
Both teams were held off the scoreboard after the first period with Nashville taking a 12-9 lead in shots on goal.
Nashville scored first at 5:42 when Cody Glass fired a turnaround wrist shot from the right circle past Tarasov.
Tarasov made another fine save on Yakov Trenin's toe-drag wrist shot from the slot that knocked his helmet off.
The Predators doubled their lead at 16:55 when Trenin fired a snapshot from the right circle off a nice feed from Roman Josi.
Nashville took a 2-0 lead into the third period while trailing 26-23 in shots on goal.
Nyquist got the Blue Jackets on the board as their power play expired at 9:01, scoring off a rebound from the left doorstep.
Cole Sillinger nearly tied the game at 16:36 with a slap-shot from the high slot but Kevin Lankinen stopped the puck from squeaking by him and into the net.
The Blue Jackets pulled Tarasov for an extra skater at 19:32 but couldn't score the tying goal they needed.
With the 2-1 loss, Columbus falls to 13-29-2.
- Shots on Goal: CBJ 40-28 NSH
- Faceoff %: CBJ 51.0-49.0 NSH
- Power play: CBJ 0/3-0/3 NSH
- Takeaways: CBJ 7-16 NSH
- Giveaways: CBJ 7-11 NSH
- Blocked shots: CBJ 12-13 NSH
- Hits: CBJ 29-20 NSH
5-on-5 stats (via naturalstattrick.com):
- Expected Goals (xG): CBJ 2.98-2.96 NSH
- Chances (CF): CBJ 44-51 NSH
- Shots (SF): CBJ 27-25 NSH
- Scoring Chances (SCF): CBJ 31-30 NSH
- High-Danger Chances (HDCF): CBJ 8-15 NSH
No players left tonight's game with injuries.
The Blue Jackets return home to take on the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.
The club will take on the San Jose Sharks at home on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.