Mason helped the Predators bounce back from a 5-3 loss at Detroit on Wednesday night with their NHL-best 33rd victory. Steve Sullivan and Martin also scored for Nashville, which beat Columbus for the sixth time in six games this season.
This was the third time in seven days these teams have played each other following a back-to-back, home-and-home matchup last weekend. Columbus didn't have a handful of its best players in the first two, but was much healthier Thursday night.
Even Rick Nash was back after missing five games, though all the healthy Blue Jackets didn't help.
Columbus outshot Nashville once again, 33-26. The Blue Jackets came into this game having outshot Nashville 149-119 through the first five games and then outshot the Predators 15-8 in the first period while trailing 2-0.
The Blue Jackets went 0-for-5 on the power play.