While the Blue Jackets remain wildly inconsistent, the Predators are rounding into form at the quarter mark of the season.
Rookie goalie Marek Mazanec made 19 saves for his second shutout, and Matt Cullen and Nick Spaling each had a goal and an assist as streaking Nashville beat Columbus 4-0 on Wednesday night.
Nashville coach Barry Trotz likes his team's recent level of commitment and attention to detail.
"It was a pretty easy night for him," Trotz said, referring to Mazanec. "It was sort of a team win. You need to make a couple of saves when needed and he did."