Sport Canucks upset Blue Jackets, snap 5-game losing streak

06:26  13 january  2018
06:26  13 january  2018 Source:   ap.org

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The Vancouver Canucks roared to life in the second period to put down the Columbus Blue Jackets 5 -2 on Friday night. Sven Baertschi, Erik Gudbranson, Brendan Gaunce, Alex Edler and Jake Virtanen each got a turn scoring goals for Vancouver.

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The end result was a slump- snapping 5 -2 Penguins victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Consol Energy Center. It was coach Mike Sullivan's first win in his fifth game behind the Penguins bench.

The Blue Jackets , who are now 0-6-0 on home ice this year, were leading 3-2 with just over five minutes to play when Brandon Sutter delivered the game -winning goal for the Canucks . The win also snapped a three- game losing streak for the Canucks .

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Sven Baertschi sparked a four-goal second period for Vancouver, Jacob Markstrom had 27 saves and the Canucks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Friday night.

Seth Jones put Columbus up 1-0 during a strong first period, but Vancouver power ahead in the second. Baertschi, Erik Gudbranson, Brandon Gaunce and Alexander Edler scored, and Jake Virtanen added an empty-net goal with nine seconds left in the third to help the Canucks snap a five-game skid.

BOX SCORE: CANUCKS 5, BLUE JACKETS 2

Thomas Vanek and Henrik Sedin each had two assists for Vancouver, which won for just the third time since Dec. 7.

Sergei Bobrovsky let in four of the Canuck's 12 shots in the second period. He finished with 24 saves for the game. Scott Harrington also scored for Columbus.

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Vancouver took its first win of 2018 with a 5 -2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets .

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The Blue Jackets are second in the Metropolitan Division as they begin their league-mandated five-day break. They dropped a second straight game to another of the NHL's worst teams after losing to Buffalo 3-1 on Thursday night.

Early on, though, it looked as if the game might go the Blue Jackets' way.

At 4:33 into the first period, Nick Foligno found Jones wide open at the top of the right circle, and the All-Star defenseman slapped a shot past Markstrom for his eighth goal.

Baertschi tied it with his ninth goal on a power play 1:19 into the second. Vanek set it up with a nifty behind-the-back pass across the goal mouth, and Baertschi swept it in from a sharp angle. Gudbranson gave the Canucks the lead at 5:38 when he beat Bobrovsky from the right point.

The Canucks got another power-play goal at 14:31. Gaunce broke his stick on the shot, but the puck slipped in between Bobrovsky's pads. The fourth goal came at 17:15 when Edler's shot deflected off the skate of defender Markus Nutivaara.

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Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist, and Ryan Miller stopped 33 shots as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Blue Jackets 3-0 in a game that Columbus is in playoff contention in the tough Metropolitan Division, but has been plagued by inconsistent play since a 16- game winning streak earlier this season.

Home » Washington Capitals » Blue Jackets snap losing … Things finally started going the Blue Jackets ’ way again on Saturday night as they beat Metropolitan Division-rival New Jersey 6-1 to snap a season-high five - game losing streak .

Harrington made it 4-2 with 7:25 remaining, but the Blue Jackets couldn't get closer.

NOTES: Henrik Sedin has 18 assists in his last 19 games. His twin brother and line mate Daniel Sedin has two goals and three assists in the last four games. ... Vanek has five goals and eight assists in the last 10 games. ... Columbus F Sonny Milano missed his second game with an unspecified upper-body injury. ... Vancouver D Chris Tanev returned after missing two games with facial injuries. He lost six teeth after taking a puck in the mouth against Toronto on Jan. 6. ... Vancouver scratched D Derrick Pouliot, D Alex Beiga and F Michael Chaput. ... Jones extended his point streak to four games with the first-period goal.

UP NEXT

Vancouver: At Minnesota on Sunday night.

Columbus: After a five-day break, Blue Jackets host Dallas on Thursday night.

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