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Game Review: Vancouver (1/5/2010)

Columbus could not hold an early lead in Vancouver.

After taking a 2-0 lead in the first period, the Blue Jackets allowed three straight goals and trailed 3-2 heading into the first intermission.

Columbus’ R.J. Umberger and Kristian Huselius scored sixty-one seconds apart, propelling the Blue Jackets to the early lead.

Alex Burrows scored three times for the Canucks as he recorded the second hat trick of his career. Former Ohio State Buckeye Ryan Kesler assisted his final goal.

Kris Russel added a second period goal for Columbus to reach the three-goal total.

Columbus goaltender Steve Mason made 11 of 17 saves before being replaced by Mathieu Garon at 14:53 of the second period.

Columbus was 0-5 on the power play, while Vancouver was 1-3.

The Blue Jackets recent power play struggles have dropped their overall percentage to 20.6 percent, or 8th in the NHL.

The penalty kill sits 14th in the league at 81.2 percent.

Columbus lost for the 13th time in 14 games, and recorded their 13th straight road loss.

The Blue Jackets take on the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night at 10 p.m. before heading to Calgary on Friday to conclude the western trip.

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