|CBJ||0||0||0||0||1 (2 - 2)||3|
|OTT||0||0||0||0||0 (0 - 2)||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.
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.
|Cory Stillman (22) ASST: Antoine Vermette (21), Chris Kelly (14)|
1 - 0 OTT
|Rick Nash (32) ASST: Freddy Modin (3)|
1 - 1 Tie
|PPG - Andrej Meszaros (9) ASST: Antoine Vermette (22), Dany Heatley (36)|
2 - 1 OTT
|Sergei Fedorov (9) ASST: Gilbert Brule (4), Nikolay Zherdev (28)|
2 - 2 Tie
|1||D. Alfredsson||R. Nash|
|2||A. Vermette||N. Zherdev|
|Mike Fisher Hooking against Nikolay Zherdev|
|Adam Foote Boarding against Jason Spezza|
|Dick Tarnstrom Holding against Antoine Vermette|
|Mike Commodore Fighting (maj) against Jared Boll|
|Jared Boll Fighting (maj) against Mike Commodore|
|Antoine Vermette Roughing against Rick Nash|
|Rick Nash Roughing against Antoine Vermette|
|David Vyborny Boarding against Chris Kelly|
|Rostislav Klesla Hooking against Anton Volchenkov|
|Adam Foote Misconduct (10 min)|