Series (Game 1 of 2)
Series tied 1-1
(0-1-0, 0 pts)
(1-0-0, 2 pts)
6:00 PM ET, September 17, 2006
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
J. Chimera (LW):
P. Leclaire (G):
A. Irbe (G):
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.
Columbus played without the injured Adam Foote, Rick Nash,
Sergei Fedorov and recently signed Anson Carter. The Predators
rested injured Paul Kariya, Steve Sullivan, Marek Zidlicky and