Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Derick Brassard supplied the game winner in the sixth round of a shootout to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Nashville Predators, 3-2, at Bridgestone Arena.
Nick Foligno and Artem Anisimov supplied the goals for Columbus, which finished last season at the bottom of the Western Conference with 65 points.
Sergei Bobrovsky bounced back from allowing a goal just 39 seconds into the contest to make 32 saves in the victory.
Martin Erat and Ryan Ellis each scored for the Predators, who were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs for the second straight season in the 2011-12 campaign.
Pekka Rinne stopped 26 shots in defeat.