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NHL Game Summary - Winnipeg at Columbus



(Monday, December 16th)

Final Score: Winnipeg 3, Columbus 2

Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Evander Kane's goal midway through the third period proved to be the difference in the Winnipeg Jets' 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday.

Kane, who also had an assist, returned to the lineup after missing six games with a lower-body injury for the Jets, who snapped a three-game skid. Mark Scheifele and Bryan Little also lit the lamp.

"I put on my skates and I tried to help this team win -- that's just how I am," Kane said.

Al Montoya stopped 22-of-24 shots in the victory.

RJ Umberger and Fedor Tyutin scored for the Blue Jackets, who had won six straight against the Winnipeg franchise.

Mike McKenna turned aside 29-of-32 shots for Columbus, which has lost two in a row.

The Blue Jackets thought they had scored the opening goal in the final minute of the first period. The puck entered the Winnipeg net, but it was determined that Columbus forward Matt Calvert made incidental contact with Montoya.

"I felt I was pushed in and I tried to dodge (Montoya)," Calvert said. "I thought the puck was in the net before I was but it was a situation where the official had to make a quick call."

Scheifele broke a scoreless tie at the 13:59 mark of the middle stanza. Kane carried the puck to the bottom of the left circle before sending a pass to Scheifele.

Little's power-play goal 2:28 into the third stanza made it 2-0 Winnipeg. Dustin Byfuglien's slap shot from the right point was deflected in by Little.

Columbus got on the board at the 8:48 mark when Umberger scored on a wraparound.

Kane gave the Jets a two-goal cushion again at 10:35 when he kept the puck on a 3-on-1 rush.

The Blue Jackets got within one on Tyutin's goal at the 11:39 mark.

Game Notes

The Blue Jackets lost in this series for the first time since Dec. 9, 2005 against the Atlanta Thrashers ... Jets forward Anthony Peluso started serving a three-game suspension ... Columbus defenseman Dalton Prout (upper body and forward Derek MacKenzie (lower body) got hurt in the first period and did not return.

12/16 22:57:06 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
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y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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