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Blue Jackets 3, Senators 2, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Blue Jackets 3, Senators 2, SO
Columbus Blue Jackets 3, Ottawa Senators 2

OTTAWA - Rick Nash scored in regulation and in a shootout Thursday night to help the Columbus Blue Jackets rally for a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators.

Pascal Leclaire stopped Daniel Alfredsson and Antoine Vermette in the shootout after Columbus came back from a goal down in the third period.

Nash and Nikolai Zherdev were successful against Ray Emery.

Sergei Fedorov had the other goal in regulation for the Blue Jackets, who won in Ottawa for the first time in franchise history.

Cory Stillman and Andrej Meszaros scored in regulation for the Senators, who are winless in four of their past five games.

Leclaire stopped 27 shots, while Emery made 22 saves.

The standings point allowed the Senators to move one ahead of the Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins for first place in the Eastern Conference.

Ottawa lost right-winger Chris Neil when he limped off with an injury to his right leg after delivering a check in the first period.

The Blue Jackets were playing the fourth game of a five-game road trip after a 5-1 victory at Detroit and losses to St. Louis and Toronto.

Columbus fell behind early, giving up Stillman's goal just 35 seconds in after Leclaire had made the initial save on the Senators forward.

It was Stillman's first goal for Ottawa since he was acquired in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes on Feb. 11.

Nash tied the game just over four minutes into the third when he took a pass from Fredrik Modin and snapped a shot past Ottawa's goaltender.

Fedorov made it 2-2 at the 5:28 mark of the third when he blasted a slap shot from the left wing that beat Emery high to the short side.

Notes: With an attendance of 19,612, the Senators recorded their 26th straight sellout at Scotiabank Place ... The Senators and Penguins play the next two Saturdays: This weekend in Pittsburgh (3 p.m., CBC, Team 1200) and March 1 in Ottawa.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:35
OTT
Cory Stillman (22) ASST: Antoine Vermette (21), Chris Kelly (14)
1 - 0 OTT
2nd Period
04:07
CBJ
Rick Nash (32) ASST: Freddy Modin (3)
1 - 1 Tie
11:28
OTT
PPG - Andrej Meszaros (9) ASST: Antoine Vermette (22), Dany Heatley (36)
2 - 1 OTT
3rd Period
05:28
CBJ
Sergei Fedorov (9) ASST: Gilbert Brule (4), Nikolay Zherdev (28)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDOTTCBJ
1D. AlfredssonR. Nash
2A. VermetteN. Zherdev
penalty summary
1st Period
18:05
OTT
Mike Fisher  Hooking against  Nikolay Zherdev
2nd Period
09:36
CBJ
Adam Foote  Boarding against  Jason Spezza
14:47
CBJ
Dick Tarnstrom  Holding against  Antoine Vermette
3rd Period
03:37
OTT
Mike Commodore  Fighting (maj) against  Jared Boll
03:37
CBJ
Jared Boll  Fighting (maj) against  Mike Commodore
08:28
OTT
Antoine Vermette  Roughing against  Rick Nash
08:28
CBJ
Rick Nash  Roughing against  Antoine Vermette
16:37
CBJ
David Vyborny  Boarding against  Chris Kelly
OT Period
04:16
CBJ
Rostislav Klesla  Hooking against  Anton Volchenkov
05:00
CBJ
Adam Foote  Misconduct (10 min)
goalie stats
Pascal Leclaire
SA: 29TOI: 65:00
Saves: 27EV: 23 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .931SH: 0 - 0
Ray Emery
SA: 24TOI: 65:00
Saves: 22EV: 19 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .917SH: 2 - 2