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Columbus Falls 5-2 to Predators - Recap

Nashville skated to a 5-2 victory over Columbus on Saturday in NHL action at Bridgestone Arena.

Bettors who backed the Predators were rewarded as -160 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.

Nashville got goals from David Legwand, Shea Weber, Matt Halischuk, Roman Josi, and Taylor Beck in the victory. Beck opened the scoring at 7:11 of the first period.

Pekka Rinne turned in a 21-save effort for the Predators.

R.J. Umberger and Artem Anisimov scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Pekka Rinne.

Steve Mason stopped 12 of 12 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Nashville scored 2 times on 2 chances on the power play, while Columbus went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Nashville outshot Columbus 24-23 in the game.

Nashville heads into a battle against the Oilers. Columbus, meanwhile, will have their next action against Vancouver.