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Jarnkrok, Rinne power Predators past Blue Jackets 3-1

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  • Nashville Predators' Calle Jarnkrok, of Sweden, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Predators won 3-1.

    Nashville Predators' Calle Jarnkrok, of Sweden, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Predators won 3-1.
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  • Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne, of Finland, makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Predators won 3-1.

    Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne, of Finland, makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Predators won 3-1.
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  • Nashville Predators' Scott Hartnell, right, tries to control the puck as Columbus Blue Jackets' Seth Jones defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Predators won 3-1.

    Nashville Predators' Scott Hartnell, right, tries to control the puck as Columbus Blue Jackets' Seth Jones defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Predators won 3-1.
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  • Nashville Predators' Matt Irwin, left, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammates Mattias Ekholm, center, of Sweden, and Viktor Arvidsson, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.

    Nashville Predators' Matt Irwin, left, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammates Mattias Ekholm, center, of Sweden, and Viktor Arvidsson, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.
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  • Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner, left, carries the puck behind the net as Nashville Predators' P.K. Subban defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.

    Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner, left, carries the puck behind the net as Nashville Predators' P.K. Subban defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.
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  • Nashville Predators' Scott Hartnell, center, tries to carry the puck between Columbus Blue Jackets' Jack Johnson, left, and David Savard during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.

    Nashville Predators' Scott Hartnell, center, tries to carry the puck between Columbus Blue Jackets' Jack Johnson, left, and David Savard during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.
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  • Nashville Predators' Calle Jarnkrok, left, of Sweden, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson fight for a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.

    Nashville Predators' Calle Jarnkrok, left, of Sweden, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson fight for a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.
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  • Nashville Predators' Filip Forsberg, left, of Sweden, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner chase a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.

    Nashville Predators' Filip Forsberg, left, of Sweden, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner chase a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.
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  • Nashville Predators' Yannick Weber, left, of Switzerland, knocks the puck away from Columbus Blue Jackets' Artemi Panarin, of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.

    Nashville Predators' Yannick Weber, left, of Switzerland, knocks the puck away from Columbus Blue Jackets' Artemi Panarin, of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Calle Jarnkrok scored in the third period, Pekka Rinne stopped 35 shots and the Nashville Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Jarnkrok put Nashville ahead to stay, sweeping a rebound past goaltender Joonas Korpisalo at 14:25. The Blue Jackets challenged the goal, contending Kevin Fiala interfered with Korpisalo and kept him from making the save, but it was upheld after a video replay.

Matt Irwin scored in the first period and Viktor Arvidsson got an empty-net goal in the final minute as the Predators (8-5-2) won their third straight game.

The Blue Jackets (9-6-1) have lost three straight for the first time this season.

Korpisalo, who replaced starter Sergei Bobrovsky on the second night of a back-to-back, also turned in a strong performance, stopping 26 shots. Rookie Pierre-Luc Dubois scored for the Blue Jackets.

After a scoreless first period in which Columbus had an 11-8 shot advantage, Nashville got on the board with 7:24 left in the second. Irwin scored his second goal of the season when he got nice a crossing pass from Arvidsson and lifted a wrist shot over Korpisalo's glove.

Dubois tied it at 1 with an impressive sequence 4:37 into the third period. He picked the pocket of P.K. Subban in the neutral zone, charged in and beat Rinne with a backhander for his second of the season.

NOTES: Nashville was without C Kyle Turris, who was acquired from Ottawa as part of a three-way trade with Colorado on Sunday. Turris is going through the immigration process and should be available when the Predators host Pittsburgh on Saturday. ... F Scott Hartnell returned to Nationwide Arena for the first time since signing a free-agent contract with the Predators. He spent the previous three seasons in Columbus. ... Blue Jackets D Gabriel Carlsson returned to the lineup after missing 11 games with an injury.

UP NEXT

Nashville: Hosts Pittsburgh on Saturday night.

Columbus: Hosts Carolina on Friday night.

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