Mattias Ekholm Powers Preds Past Jackets

For the fifth time, this season the Nashville Predators and Columbus Blue Jackets squared off. Nashville won three of the first four and picked up a fourth win against the Jackets this afternoon.

The Jackets got on the board first thanks to Cam Atkinson’s ninth goal of the year. That was the only goal that would get past Jusse Saros as he saved 29 of 30 shots.

Mattias Ekholm put the team on his back in the goal-scoring department. Ekholm got his first and second goals of the year in the second period to give the Preds the lead that resulted in a 2-1 win.

Columbus sits fifth in the Central Division with 21 points while the Preds sit right behind them at sixth with 18 points.

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