Columbus beats Caps 5-2
- Washington Capitals' Troy Brouwer, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Cody Goloubef fight for a loose puck during the first period. (Photo: Associated Press)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ryan Johansen scored twice and Derek MacKenzie, Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson also had goals to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night, ending a three-game losing skid.
Jack Johnson and Fedor Tyutin each had two assists for the Blue Jackets, who had totaled six goals in those last three games. MacKenzie's goal was short-handed and Dubinsky also had an assist. Sergei Bobrovsky had 30 saves, 19 in the ragged, penalty-filled final period.
Joel Ward had a short-handed goal and Eric Fehr also scored for the Capitals, who had won two in a row after dropping seven straight.
Each team was 0 for 7 on the power play.