NASHVILLE - Two weeks after rallying in the final two minutes at Columbus before winning in overtime, the Nashville Predators needed more late heroics against the Blue Jackets. Semyon Varlamov Jersey . Martin Erat scored with 8.4 seconds remaining to give the Predators a 6-5 comeback victory over the Blue Jackets on Thursday night. Erat was streaking through the neutral zone as he took a pass from Ryan Suter, split two defenders before sliding a backhand between the legs of stunned Blue Jackets goalie Curtis Sanford. "I would say that we played great the first ten or 12 minutes and after that we took bad penalties," Erat said. "In the second period, we started playing a sloppy game. After we got a little offensive pressure in their zone, and thats when they made the turnovers and we capitalized on them." Mike Fisher, Patric Hornqvist, Nick Spaling, Roman Josi and David Legwand also scored for Nashville, which has won six of its last seven. The Predators trailed 5-2 about eight minutes into the second period before scoring the games last four goals. Spaling and Josis goals pulled the Predators within one less than six minutes later, and Legwands power-play score with 3:46 to go in the third tied it. On the tying goal, Colin Wilson retrieved the rebound of Shea Webers shot from the left point. From behind the Columbus net, Wilson found Legwand on the right side, where he beat Sanford for his ninth goal of the season. "I just tried to get my stick open for Colin," Legwand said. "He made a good pass there and I was able to get it in. It is a good thing for us to get the W and to get the points." Jeff Carter had a hat trick in the first period and Ryan Johansen had two power-play goals for the Blue Jackets, who have lost four straight. Two weeks ago in Ohio, Nashville rallied from two goals down with less than two minutes remaining in the third and ended up defeating the Blue Jackets 4-3 in overtime. Fisher got the Predators on the scoreboard first, with a power-play score at 12:29 of the opening period. Carters third career hat trick came in the span of 3:18 of the first period, setting a Columbus franchise record for fastest three goals by one player. Geoff Sanderson scored three goals in the span of 9:43 on March 29, 2003, at Calgary. Two of Carters goals came during a five-minute power play. At 14:26 of the first, Nashvilles Brian McGrattan was assessed a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct after hitting Jared Boll near the Nashville bench. Boll stayed on the ice for a while after the hit and then went back to the locker room, but he returned to the game in the second period. Johansen extended the Blue Jackets lead to 4-1 at 15:30 of the first. "We play a great first two periods for so many games, and in the third periods, we just collapse or whatever it is," Johansen said. "We practice all week working on our third periods and things we should do a little smarter, and to get a loss again in the third period like that is mentally tough." The Blue Jackets came in ranked 26th in the NHL on the power play, but they were 4 for 6 with the man-advantage against Nashville. "Ive seen this so many times in the past where something comes too easy for a team, all of a sudden theyve got a big lead," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "All you have to do is chip away because there was a ton of time left. We did that." After Hornqvist and Johansen traded goals early in the second period, Spaling pulled the Predators to 5-3 at 8:53 and Josi made it a one-goal game with 6:19 to go in the period. "We get the fifth one and we still didnt put them away," Sanford said. "Its definitely disappointing. Its definitely frustrating. We just have to find a way to stop killing ourselves here." Pekka Rinne allowed all five goals Columbus goals, but hung on for his 16th win of the season. NOTES: Nashville D Kevin Klein missed his second consecutive game with the flu. ... Weber extended his point scoring streak to four games. ... Five of Carters 10 goals this season have come against Nashville. ... The Blue Jackets and Predators have already played four of the six games in their season series. Matt Duchene Jersey . Berdych and Stepanek played all five matches when the Czechs beat Spain 3-2 in the final last November in Prague to win the countrys first title as an independent nation. Matt Duchene Authentic Jersey . Detroit coach Lawrence Frank was happy to have something positive to talk about following the Pistons 111-104 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.MARSEILLE, France -- Top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France and defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga both advanced to the Open 13 semifinals on Friday. After Gasquet beat fifth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-5, 6-3, Tsonga followed up with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2 win against sixth-seeded Edouard Roger-Vasselin in an all-French match. Gasquet, ranked ninth, broke Dodig twice in the first set and once more in the second set, where he saved three break-points of his own. He sealed the win on his own serve when Dodigs forehand from the back of the court was wide. "I played a solid match. I served well, didnt really drop off at all during the match and managed to save some break-points," said Gasquet, who lost the Open Sud de France final in Montpellier to countryman Gael Monfils earlier this month. "Im happy to be in the semifinals. Its the first time Ive reached the semifinals here so Id like to get to the final." Gasquet next faces third-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, who won 6-3, 7-6 (1) against No. 8 Nicolas Mahut of France to reach his second consecutive semifinal. He leads thee 23rd-ranked Gulbis 2-0 in the career head-to-heads. PA Parenteau Jersey. Tsonga, who improved to 4-0 against Roger-Vasselin, next faces Germanys Jan-Lennard Struff, who continued his run toward a first career final with a 6-4, 6-3 win against Frenchman Michael Llodra. "Edouard played very well. He took his chance in the tiebreaker and was very aggressive," Tsonga said. "It was tricky and Im glad to have got out of it. I hope I recover well so that I can play a good match tomorrow." Tsonga broke Roger-Vasselin twice in the second and third sets, and sealed victory on his first match point with a backhand pass down the line. But Tsonga, who had 39 winners, was unhappy with his overall performance. "I got through with my serve tonight," he said. "The rest wasnt great and at one point I wanted to leave the court because I was ashamed of how I was playing." The 23-year-old Struff, who is ranked 117th, had nine aces, won 87 per cent of first-service points, did not face a single break-point and broke Llodras serve three times in a dominant performance. ' ' '