Nashville hosts Columbus in season opener

January 8

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tennessee; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Nashville Predators begin the season at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

Nashville finished 35-26-8 overall and 12-7-1 in division action a season ago. The Predators scored 39 power play goals on 226 power play opportunities last season.

Columbus finished 10-7-5 in division play and 13-10-11 on the road a season ago. Goalies for the Blue Jackets compiled a .913 save percentage while allowing 2.5 goals on 29.8 shots per game last season.

INJURIES: Predators: None listed.

Blue Jackets: Brandon Dubinsky: out (wrist).


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