COLUMBUS, Ohio — Elvis Merzlikins got a shutout in his first start since coming off injured reserve as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Nashville Predators 3-0.
Cam Atkinson scored his team-leading seventh goal, and Max Domi and Eric Robinson also scored for the Blue Jackets.
Columbus snapped a two-game skid but has recorded points in five of the last seven to stay close to the leaders in the Central Division.
Juuse Saros stopped 19 shots for the injury-plagued Predators, who have lost five of six and are among the lowest-scoring teams in the NHL.
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