Nash scored in regulation and in a shootout Thursday night to help the Columbus Blue Jackets rally for a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators in just the seventh meeting of the teams.
"I'm looking forward to that new schedule that they're talking about playing a home-and-home with everybody," said Nash, who scored his 32nd goal in the second period. "I think that's important for all the fans and for all the teams to see each other once [at home]."
"For Canadian kids, it's always fun coming to cities like these."
The Blue Jackets shut down Ottawa's top line of Alfredsson, Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley, with Heatley registering their lone point -- an assist on Meszaros' power-play marker. The trio has just two goals in its past five games, both belonging to Spezza.
"There's not going to be a lot of room," he said. "I thought we played well. I definitely like the way our game's going. In shootout anything can happen.
"It's really good to see the Vermette line playing well. I think our line played better, though, definitely in the third period."
Ottawa lost right-winger Chris Neil when he limped off with an injury to his right leg after delivering a check in the first period.
The Blue Jackets were playing the fourth game of a five-game road trip after a 5-1 victory at Detroit and losses to St. Louis and Toronto.
Columbus fell behind early, giving up Stillman's goal just 35 seconds in after Leclaire had made the initial save on the Senators' forward.
It was Stillman's first goal for Ottawa since he was acquired in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes on Feb. 11.
Nash tied the game just over four minutes into the third when he took a pass from Fredrik Modin and snapped a shot past Ottawa's goaltender.
Fedorov made it 2-2 at the 5:28 mark of the third when he blasted a slap shot from the left wing that beat Emery high to the short side.
"We had opportunities to do it and their goalie made some saves, we missed the net a couple of times and it comes down to shootout," Stillman said. "Then you're back to 50-50."
The seven games are the fewest for Ottawa has played against any other team. ... Columbus' only win over Ottawa came last season with a 6-2 victory at home on Dec. 10, 2006. ... Blue Jackets C Michael Peca was a healthy scratch. ... The Blue Jackets wrap up their road trip Saturday at Montreal.
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Arena: Canadian Tire Centre Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Referees: Dave Jackson Linesmen: Greg Devorski, Brad Kovachik
Attendance: 19,612 (106.0% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Cory Stillman (22)
Assists: Antoine Vermette, Chris Kelly
Rick Nash (32)
Assist: Fredrik Modin
Andrej Meszaros (9)
(Power Play) Assists: Antoine Vermette, Dany Heatley
Sergei Fedorov (9)
Assists: Gilbert Brule, Nikolay Zherdev
No scoring this period
Daniel Alfredsson shootout attempt against Pascal Leclaire with a Wristshot results in a SAVE.
Rick Nash shootout attempt against Ray Emery with a Snapshot results in a GOAL.
Antoine Vermette shootout attempt against Pascal Leclaire with a Backhand results in a SAVE.
Nikolai Zherdev shootout attempt against Ray Emery with a Snapshot results in a GOAL.