NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Lankinen made 39 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Cody Glass and Yakov Trenin scored for Nashville, winners of back-to-back home games.
Gustav Nyquist scored and Daniil Tarasov made 26 saves for Columbus, losers of five of six.
After beating the Calgary Flames 2-1 at home on Monday, Lankinen edged the Blue Jackets in a game that was rescheduled from a Thanksgiving weekend postponement of a pair of games due to a water main break that made Bridgestone Arena unplayable.
Lankinen was especially strong in the second and third, making 15 saves in each period.
He had to be particularly sharp during a penalty kill midway through the second. With former Blue Jacket Matt Duchene in the penalty box, Columbus put seven shots on Lankinen, including three off the stick of Patrik Laine.
Glass scored the game’s first goal at 5:42 of the second period.
Trenin doubled the Nashville lead with 3:05 left in the second after Roman Josi carried the puck behind the net and found Trenin in the right circle.
Nyquist spoiled Lankinen’s shutout bid at 9:01 of the third just after a Columbus power play expired.
Blue Jackets: Host Anaheim on Thursday night.
Predators: At St. Louis on Thursday night.