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Grimaldi scores in shootout as Preds edge Blue Jackets 4-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators are trying to stay close enough in the playoff chase to be where they need to be when the season ends.

Rocco Grimaldi scored in the eighth round of the shootout, and the Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 Saturday night to pull within a point behind Winnipeg for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference, with two games in hand on the Jets.

Grimaldi said it's been a roller-coaster ride for the Predators, who won the Central Division each of the past two seasons but have been outside the playoff picture since Nov. 13. They now have points in five of their last six games.

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Leaders
Points: P. Dubois44
Plus/Minus: E. Robinson11
Shots on Goal: O. Bjorkstrand162
PIM: N. Foligno60
Win: J. Korpisalo17
Shutouts: E. Merzlikins5
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 162 (27)
Shots: 2050 (5)
PP%: 16.5% (24)
Penalty Minutes: 425 (30)
Assists: 267 (27)
SH Goals: 3 (28)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Pittsburgh 37 17 6 80
Washington 37 18 6 80
Philadelphia 35 20 7 77
NY Islanders 34 20 6 74
Carolina 35 22 4 74
Columbus 30 19 14 74
NY Rangers 33 24 4 70
New Jersey 24 27 10 58
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 159 (29)
Shots Against: 1866 (24)
PK%: 82.1% (10)
Penalty Minutes: 434 (28)
Shutouts: 7 (1)
Sv%: 0.915 (4)
Injuries
Date Player Status
2/21 O. Bjorkstrand Fractured ankle (day-to-day)
2/10 S. Jones Fractured ankle (IR)
2/10 C. Atkinson Sprained ankle (IR)
2/2 A. Wennberg Upper-body injury - left game (IR)
1/3 D. Kukan Torn meniscus (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/22 G. Carlsson Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
2/21 C. Thurkauf Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
2/21 G. Carlsson Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
2/19 J. Korpisalo Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL for conditioning stint
2/19 K. Sherwood Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
2/19 S. Matteau Signed as Free Agent Two-year contract
2/16 K. Sherwood Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
2/14 J. Lilja Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
2/14 L. Foudy Sent to minors London-OHL
2/12 G. Carlsson Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
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