Nashville Predators winger Martin Erat usually looks like an All-Star against the Blue Jackets. Goaltender Pekka Rinne is one of the NHL's best, but he looks even bigger, more rubbery, against the Jackets. So it was last night at Nationwide Arena. Erat had a goal and an assist against his favorite opponent, Rinne made 38 saves and the Blue Jackets lost 3-0 before 17,233. This might be a surprise: The Blue Jackets, ranked 26th in the NHL in goals, became the last club in the league to be shut out this season. "There are no holes (with Rinne)," Blue Jackets center Derick Brassard said. "And he's really big. It's so hard to get scoring chances against them, and when you do, you'd better not miss it."
Predators 3, Blue Jackets 0: Erat, Rinne are too much
Columbus Dispatch | Jan 20