Adam Foote ruined Nashville's perfect season with a flick of his wrist.
Foote scored on a shorthanded rush 35 seconds into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory over visiting Nashville last night, snapping the Predators' season-opening, eight-game winning streak.
''I just said to the guys, 'When certain things end you've got to get back on the horse and start all over again,' " Predators coach Barry Trotz said. ''That's over with, that's a nice chapter. Let's do something now through the next 73 games. The next 73 games are as important as the first nine."
The quickest overtime goal in the NHL this season left Nashville two wins short of tying Toronto's league-best start of 10-0 in 1993.
Foote, the biggest free agent signing in franchise history, helped Columbus end a slide in which the Blue Jackets lost their previous two games (both against Detroit on home ice) by a combined score of 12-2. The Blue Jackets came in with the NHL's fewest points (4) and fewest goals (17).
Trevor Letowski and Mark Hartigan also scored for Columbus. Martin Prusek, making his first start of the year in relief of Marc Denis, stopped 22 shots.
Just 13 seconds into overtime, Columbus's David Vyborny was whistled for hooking.
The Predators quickly put pressure on Prusek, but the puck kicked out to Foote, who skated with it along the boards. Foote hesitated for an instant as he entered the right circle and teammate Todd Marchant drew a defenseman on the left wing. Foote fired the shot, beating Tomas Vokoun inside the near post.
Lightning 6, Devils 3 -- Dave Andreychuk scored twice in the third period against his former team and Vincent Lecavalier added a shorthanded goal to lift visiting Tampa Bay.
Andreychuk scored his first goal of the season 5:27 into the third period, snapping a 3-3 tie. He added a power-play goal with 6:33 remaining.
Capitals 3, Sabres 2 -- Defenseman Jamie Heward broke a tie on a two-man power play early in the third period in Washington's victory at Rochester, N.Y.
Mighty Ducks 4, Flames 1 -- Joffrey Lupul, Keith Carney and Teemu Selanne scored on power plays, Andy McDonald extended his goal streak to three games, and host Anaheim beat Calgary.
Sharks 5, Stars 4 -- Patrick Marleau's breakaway goal 3:20 into overtime lifted visiting San Jose and snapped the Sharks' four-game losing streak.