COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jason Chimera and Alexandre Picard
scored first-period goals and Pascal Leclaire and Tomas Popperle combined
to stop 38 shots in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 2-0 win over
Nashville on Sunday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
Chimera and Picard scored in a 3:47 span midway through the
first period, beating Nashville starter Chris Mason.
Chimera, streaking down the right wing, beat Mason with a
backhand shot inside the near post midway through the first period.
On another counterattack, Picard worked a give-and-go with
Alexander Svitov at the left circle past a Predators defenseman
before sliding a low shot past Mason.
The Predators finished 0-for-12 on the power play.