Preds get a winning streak started, top Columbus in shootout

COLUMBUS OH - DECEMBER 01: Steve Sullivan #26 of the Nashville Predators scores the game winning shootout goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Nationwide Arena on December 1 2010 in Columbus Ohio. The Predators defeated the Blue Jackets 4-3 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Things looked bleak when they fell behind in the 3rd period, but a game-tying goal by Kevin Klein and a shootout winner by Steve Sullivan gave the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win last night in Columbus. The win lifts the Preds back into the thick of a crowd atop the Western Conference standings.

Follow after the jump for the video highlights and advanced even-strength stats...

Saturday's home game against Carolina will not be on local TV, so use the OtF discount to save $8-24 each on your Nashville Predators tickets. Remember, Preds tickets can make a great holiday gift, so you can also look through the schedule, and buy tickets for any other home game!

First, the video highlights:


And the stats (sorry for the lack of reaction, I had a game last night so missed most of this one):

 Even Strength Individual Totals Team Totals While Player Is On Ice
 Player Pos EV TOI Shots Shts Blkd Missed Shts Blocks SOG For SOG Ag SOG +/- Tot SF Tot SA Corsi
 Martin Erat R 17:51 3 1 1 0 12 6 +6 18 8 +10
 Marcel Goc C 17:02 5 1 1 0 15 7 +8 21 10 +11
 Cal O'Reilly C 15:39 1 0 0 1 5 9 -4 5 19 -14
 Colin Wilson C 14:18 2 0 0 0 5 9 -4 5 18 -13
 Steve Sullivan L 13:47 0 0 0 0 4 9 -5 6 16 -10
 Sergei Kostitsyn L 13:40 4 1 0 0 12 5 +7 17 6 +11
 Joel Ward R 13:24 2 2 0 0 6 5 +1 12 7 +5
 Jordin Tootoo R 10:54 2 1 0 1 6 4 +2 12 7 +5
 Nick Spaling C 9:46 0 0 2 0 3 4 -1 7 6 +1
 Jerred Smithson R 9:39 1 0 1 0 3 4 -1 9 6 +3
 Patric Hornqvist R 7:00 2 1 0 0 4 4 0 9 5 +4
 J-P Dumont R 5:20 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 6 5 +1
 Francis Bouillon D 22:32 0 2 0 1 18 6 +12 27 10 +17
 Ryan Suter D 20:47 2 0 0 0 9 11 -2 13 18 -5
 Kevin Klein D 20:25 1 1 0 2 16 7 +9 26 10 +16
 Shea Weber D 19:18 1 0 1 1 6 11 -5 10 18 -8
 Shane O'Brien D 11:12 0 0 0 0 3 8 -5 6 13 -7
 Cody Franson D 9:44 1 0 0 0 2 7 -5 4 11 -7

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