Blue Jackets end their losing streak
The Columbus Blue Jackets came away with a 5-2 win Tuesday night in Anaheim. The win for the Blue Jackets was without top point scorer Rick Nash. Mathieu Garon played between the pipes for Steve Mason, who allowed four goals on 12 shots Monday night. The loss for Anaheim was their third straight at home. The Ducks are now seven points out of a postseason position with just 16 games to play.
Derek Dorsett scored the lone first period goal, just 8:55 into the game, scoring his 4th of the season. The goal was assisted by Antoine Vermette and Michael Blunden. Dorsett and Ducks’ defensemen Matt Beleskey immediately got in a fight following the goal. The period saw two fights and 24 minutes of penalties.
The second period saw the Blue Jackets extend their lead to 3-0 after Jakub Voracek and Fedor Tyutin both scored. Voracek’s goal was on the power play. The period was another full of penalties; 30 minutes in all.
The Ducks fought back with two goals early in the third period, but Vermette added his second of the game, followed by an empty net goal with just 17 seconds remaining from Derick Brassard’s 8th of the season.
The win for Columbus snapped their five game losing streak.