Final OT

Series (Game 6 of 6)

Nashville leads 4-2

Game 1: Saturday, October 18th
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Game 2: Wednesday, November 26th
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Game 3: Thursday, December 4th
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Game 4: Thursday, January 29th
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Game 5: Monday, February 16th
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Game 6: Saturday, March 27th
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Blue Jackets 3

(24-42-4, 60 pts)

Predators 2

(35-28-4, 85 pts)

8:00 PM ET, March 27, 2004

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

1 2 3 OT T
CBJ 0 1 1 13
NSH 0 2 0 02

T. Wright (Blue Jackets - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

A. Johansson (Predators - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

R. Nash (Blue Jackets - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Columbus (23-42-8-4) at Nashville (35-28-11-3) 8:00 pm EST

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- The Nashville Predators look to bolster their playoff hopes against one of their favorite punching bags on Saturday when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Nashville is in a precarious position with 84 points, just one more than ninth-place St. Louis in the Western Conference standings. The Predators have five games left and the Blues have six.

A victory on Saturday seems like a good bet. Nashville is 4-1 against Columbus this season and has won both matchups at home.

The Predators are winless in their last four home games (0-2-2-0).

Columbus is seeking its season-high fourth straight victory. The Blue Jackets posted a 3-1 victory over Anaheim on Friday behind a season-high 43 saves from Fred Brathwaite.

Rookie Nikolai Zherdev had a goal and an assist and has 12 points in his last eight games.