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

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Nashville Predators
Final
2:1
Columbus Blue Jackets
Highlights and Stats


The Columbus Blue Jackets visit Nashville to play the Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, with the match-up starting at 09:00 PM EDT. The Predators are at number 6 in the Central Division with 46 points, while the Blue Jackets are currently occupying the 8th position in the Metropolitan Division, after collecting 28 points in the course of the season so far.

Nashville Predators vs Columbus Blue Jackets Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 10-20-2022
TeamP1P2P3Final
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
2 1 0 3
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
0 1 4 5

The previous game between those two opponents was held on October 20, 2022, and ended in a 5-3 victory for the Columbus Blue Jackets. One of the reasons behind the Blue Jackets’ triumph was the performance of Johnny Gaudreau. He was on the ice for 19:55 and ended the game with two goals. It was Yakov Trenin who played best for the Predators, as he spent 12:55 skating and ended up scoring once and providing one assist. Elvis Merzlikins also had a leading role for the Blue Jackets, saving 23 of Nashville’s total of 26 attempts on his goal. Kevin Lankinen was between the sticks for the Predators and parried 37 of all the 41 shots he faced, but that proved insufficient for the win. There is no clear favorite when it comes to the latest five encounters, as the Nashville Predators won twice and the Columbus Blue Jackets triumphed three times in the process.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team10-20-202212-30-202111-30-202105-05-202105-03-2021
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
336 24
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
5 4 04 3

Nashville Predators Form

*Last 10 Nashville Predators Games - 6:3:1
01-16-202301-14-202301-12-202301-11-202301-09-202301-06-202301-05-202301-03-202312-31-202212-30-2022
2:1vs Calgary Flames3:5vs Buffalo Sabres4:3@ Montreal Canadiens2:1@ Toronto Maple Leafs0:3@ Ottawa Senators2:3@ Washington Capitals3:5@ Carolina Hurricanes6:3vs Montreal Canadiens5:4@ Vegas Golden Knights1:6@ Anaheim Ducks

In their latest game on Monday, January 16th, the Nashville Predators played against the Calgary Flames, winning 2-1 on home ice. J. Parssinen led the Predators, finishing with one point. He was on the ice for 11 minutes and 11 seconds and attempted three shots on the opposition’s goal. One of those found its way to the back of the net. The team’s netminder Juuse Saros’ exploits also need to be mentioned, as he deflected 38 of the 39 shots sent towards his net, which was another reason behind the Predators’ victory. The team is 6-3-1 in their last ten games and is on a one-match winning streak. The Nashville Predators are scheduled to play the St. Louis Blues on the road on January 19.

Nashville Predators Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    120.00
  • Goals Against
    127.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Nashville Predators Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Juuse Saros

    Games Played:33
    Saves Percentage:0.921
    Shutouts:6
  • Top Skater

    Filip Forsberg

    Games Played:43
    Goals:18
    Assists:20

Nashville Predators Missing Players

NONE

Columbus Blue Jackets Form

*Last 10 Columbus Blue Jackets Games - 3:7:0
01-16-202301-14-202301-12-202301-10-202301-08-202301-07-202301-05-202301-03-202312-31-202212-29-2022
1:3vs New York Rangers3:4@ Detroit Red Wings2:6vs Carolina Hurricanes6:3@ Tampa Bay Lightning1:0@ Washington Capitals4:3vs Carolina Hurricanes2:6vs Washington Capitals4:0@ Ottawa Senators4:1vs Chicago Blackhawks2:1@ New York Islanders

The previous game for the Columbus Blue Jackets was at home against the New York Rangers on January 16 and ended in a 1-3 loss. The Blue Jackets were led by Andrew Peeke, who finished with 1 point on the night. He was on the ice for 22:13 and sent four shots towards the opposition goal, with one of them nestling in the net. Columbus’ netminder, Elvis Merzlikins, managed to neutralize 30 of the total 33 shots that he was bombarded with. The organization won 3 of its last 10 matches and lost 7 during the regular time. In their next meeting on Thursday, January 19th, the Blue Jackets will welcome the Anaheim Ducks.

Columbus Blue Jackets Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    110.00
  • Goals Against
    170.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Columbus Blue Jackets Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Elvis Merzlikins

    Games Played:19
    Saves Percentage:0.869
    Shutouts:0
  • Top Skater

    Johnny Gaudreau

    Games Played:43
    Goals:12
    Assists:29

Columbus Blue Jackets Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
0 2 0 2
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
0 0 1 1
Nashville PredatorsColumbus Blue Jackets
  • Score

    2
    1
  • PP Opportunities

    3
    3
  • 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

Nashville PredatorsvsColumbus Blue Jackets
  • 1`07:19
    Thomas Novak2 minutes for Tripping Sean Kuraly
    -
  • 1`12:02
    -
    Andrew Peeke2 minutes for Tripping Mikael Granlund
  • 2`05:42
    Cody GlassFilip Forsberg, Matt Duchene
    1-0
  • 2`06:19
    -
    K. Marchenko2 minutes for High Sticking Roman Josi
  • 2`10:59
    Matt Duchene2 minutes for Hooking Kent Johnson
    -
  • 2`16:55
    Yakov TreninRoman Josi, Tanner Jeannot
    2-0
  • 3`07:00
    Filip Forsberg2 minutes for Hooking Kirill Marchenko
    -
  • 3`09:01
    2-1