The rather frightening scoring chance stats for Columbus' 4-3 OT win in Nashville
The new guys played a major role in lifting Columbus to their first win in Nashville after 17 straight losses, with Jeff Carter scoring early, and James Wizniewski scoring late, to beat the Preds 4-3 in overtime.
At 3-13-2, the Blue Jackets are pretty much the laughing stock of the league, especially considering their highly publicized acquisition of top-dollar players like Jeff Carter and James Wizniewski over the summer.
This morning's hockey notes are loaded with storylines coming out of last night's victory of Toronto, and a look ahead to Saturday's guest at Bridgestone Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets, whose struggles have now given birth to trade rumors aplenty.
|- 1, Nashville Power-Play Goal - Colin Wilson (5), from David Legwand and Craig Smith at 18:29. Penalties - Jordin Tootoo, Nashville (Fighting (maj)), :03; Derek Dorsett, Columbus (Fighting (maj)), :03; Brian McGrattan, Nashville (Fighting (maj)), 1:02; Jared Boll, Columbus (Fighting (maj)), 1:02; Matt Halischuk, Nashville (Tripping), 1:59; Derek Dorsett, Columbus (Misconduct (10 min)), 6:35; Jack Hillen, Nashville (Unsportsmanlike conduct), 6:35; Derek Dorsett, Columbus (Unsportsmanlike conduct), 6:35; Sergei Kostitsyn, Nashville (Hooking), 10:31; Marc Methot, Columbus (Interference), 17:09.|
|- 2, Columbus Goal - Jeff Carter, from Rick Nash at 3:29. 3, Nashville Power-Play Goal - Mike Fisher (3), from Shea Weber and Ryan Suter at 10:27. 4, Columbus Power-Play Goal - Vinny Prospal (6), from Rick Nash and Fedor Tyutin at 12:29. Penalties - Ryan Johansen, Columbus (Hooking), 10:04; Francis Bouillon, Nashville (Delaying the game), 11:21.|
|- 5, Columbus Power-Play Goal - R.J. Umberger (2), from Ryan Johansen and James Wisniewski at 1:45. 6, Nashville Goal - Nick Spaling (2), from Shea Weber and Ryan Suter at 14:24. Penalties - Ryan Suter, Nashville (Roughing), 1:34; Ryan Suter, Nashville (Hooking), 2:47; Marc Methot, Columbus (Hooking), 5:08.|
|- 7, Columbus Goal - James Wisniewski, from Antoine Vermette at 2:43.|