Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators – NHL Preview, Tips and Odds

NHL
Columbus Blue Jackets
Final
5:3
Nashville Predators
Highlights and Stats


The teams of Columbus Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators will battle it out at Nationwide Arena in Columbus on Thursday, 07:00 PM EDT. The hosts of the upcoming meeting are with 2 points and occupy the 8th place in the standings of the Metropolitan Division, while the visitors have collected 5 points thus far and sit on the 3rd position in the Central Division.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 12-30-2021
TeamP1P2P3SOFinal
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
1 1 1 1 4
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
1 2 0 0 3

The last encounter of the two franchises was played on December 30th, 2021 and after the final horn the scoreboard was showing a 4-3 victory for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Boone Jenner was the main reason for their win back then. He spent 22:20 on the ice, earning 2 points, by scoring 1 goal and assisting one time to his teammates. On the other half of the court it was Ryan Johansen who contributed the most, scoring 1 goal for a total of 15:50 of game time. The Blue Jackets’ goalie Elvis Merzlikins played on a very high level and ended the game with a 0.912 save percentage. His counterpart David Rittich was challenged with 29 attempts towards his goal and 3 of those made it through to the back of his net. Nashville Predators are boasting a better H2H balance across the last five matches against Columbus Blue Jackets, registering 3 victories, while losing 2 times in the process.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team12-30-202111-30-202105-05-202105-03-202102-28-2021
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
4 04 3 1
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
36 243

Columbus Blue Jackets Form

*Last 10 Columbus Blue Jackets Games - 4:5:1
10-18-202210-15-202210-14-202210-12-202210-08-202210-06-202210-03-202210-01-202209-29-202209-28-2022
4:3vs Vancouver Canucks5:2@ St. Louis Blues2:5vs Tampa Bay Lightning4:1@ Carolina Hurricanes4:3@ Washington Capitals7:0vs St. Louis Blues8:1@ Carolina Hurricanes2:1vs Washington Capitals4:2@ St. Louis Blues4:1vs Buffalo Sabres

Columbus Blue Jackets’ latest game was on 10/18 when coming up against Vancouver Canucks and ended in a 4-3 win at home. Johnny Gaudreau was the team’s leading player on the floor scoring 2 points. He spent 21 minutes on the ice and tested the opposition’s goalkeeper with 3 shots. 1 of those made it through to the back of the net and he also laid 1 assist. The franchise’s triumph can also be attributed to Elvis Merzlikins, who faced 35 shots and managed to parry 32 attempts. Columbus are 1-3-0 since the season started. They have a balance of 1-1-0 when performing on home ice this term. The calender shows that Columbus Blue Jackets will next be against Pittsburgh Penguins on 10/22 at their own arena.

Nashville Predators Form

*Last 10 Nashville Predators Games - 4:4:2
10-18-202210-15-202210-13-202210-08-202210-07-202209-30-202209-29-202209-26-202205-09-202205-07-2022
3:4vs Los Angeles Kings5:1@ Dallas Stars1:4vs Dallas Stars2:3@ San Jose Sharks4:1vs San Jose Sharks7:1vs Tampa Bay Lightning0:2@ Tampa Bay Lightning3:4vs Florida Panthers3:5vs Colorado Avalanche3:7vs Colorado Avalanche

The previous game of Nashville Predators was at home against the Los Angeles Kings on 10/18 and ended in a 3-4 loss. Cody Glass stood above the other Nashville players, finishing the game with 1 point. He spent 11 minutes and 41 seconds skating and sent 1 shot on targetm, which made it past the netminder. The team’s goalie Juuse Saros managed to neutralize 32 of the total 35 shots that he was bombarded with. The Predators are 2-2-1 this season and on a OT1 run at the moment. They are sporting a 1-1-0 record when performing on the road. The team will be on the ice again on Saturday, October 22nd when the Predators are scheduled to play against the Philadelphia Flyers at their own arena.

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
0 1 4 5
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
2 1 0 3
Columbus Blue JacketsNashville Predators
  • Score

    5
    3
  • PP Opportunities

    3
    5
  • PP Goals

    0
    0
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

Columbus Blue JacketsvsNashville Predators
  • 1`03:16
    0-1
    Tanner JeannotColton Sissons, Yakov Trenin
  • 1`05:47
    Andrew Peeke2 minutes for Interference Filip Forsberg
    -
  • 1`10:45
    0-2
    Ryan JohansenMattias Ekholm, Nino Niederreiter
  • 1`11:46
    Eric Robinson2 minutes for Hooking Mikael Granlund
    -
  • 1`19:51
    Erik Gudbranson2 minutes for Tripping Filip Forsberg
    -
  • 2`05:03
    -
    Mark Borowiecki2 minutes for Slashing Jack Roslovic
  • 2`14:09
    -
    Tanner Jeannot2 minutes for Interference Justin Danforth
  • 2`16:09
    Jake BeanK. Johnson, Yegor Chinakhov
    1-2
  • 2`17:38
    1-3
    Yakov TreninTanner Jeannot, Colton Sissons
  • 2`18:26
    Andrew Peeke2 minutes for Holding Alexandre Carrier
    -
  • 3`00:38
    Johnny GaudreauN. Blankenburg