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Late goal lifts Predators past Blue Jackets

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Martin Erat scored with 8.4 seconds remaining to give the Nashville Predators a 6-5 comeback victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

Mike Fisher, Patric Hornqvist, Nick Spaling, Roman Josi, and David Legwand also scored for Nashville, which has won six of its last seven.

Jeff Carter had a hat trick in the first period and Ryan Johansen had the other two goals for the Blue Jackets, who have lost four straight.

The Predators trailed 5-2 midway about 8 minutes into the second period before scoring the game's last four goals. Spaling and Josi's goals pulled the Predators within one less than six minutes later, and Legwand's power-play score with 3:46 to go in the third tied it.

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