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NHL Game Summary - New Jersey at Columbus



(Tuesday, December 10th)

Final Score: Columbus 5, New Jersey 4

Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Foligno's right skate was in the right place.

Foligno was credited with the game-winning goal when Ryan Johansen's pass went in off his skate with 91 seconds remaining, lifting the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-4 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.

Cam Atkinson had two goals and two assists and Curtis McElhinney made 30 saves for the Blue Jackets, who extended their home winning streak to four games.

Brandon Dubinsky also collected four points with a goal and three assists and Matt Calvert scored for Columbus.

Damien Brunner had two goals and Travis Zajac and Michael Ryder also scored for the Devils, who fell to 3-6-1 in their last 10. Martin Brodeur allowed five goals on just 23 shots.

"It's tough to get scored against late in a game like that with the points sitting there for us," said Brunner.

On the game-winner, Johansen sent the puck into the crease from the low left side and it hit off the outside of Foligno's skate to surprise Brodeur.

"I knew he was there," said Johansen. "It was a fortunate bounce."

Earlier, Calvert scored 18 seconds into the third period on a rebound off Dubinsky's shot to give the Blue Jackets a 4-3 lead that lasted until Brunner slapped a bouncing puck past McElhinney from in front of the crease with 6:01 remaining to tie the score for New Jersey.

McElhinney had given up just two goals on 58 shots in two-plus games since reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky went down with a strained groin -- one of several significant injuries that have plagued the Blue Jackets in the past month.

But he allowed two goals in the first 10:02 of this one, beaten far-side by a Zajac wrister from the right circle 32 seconds in, then from the slot by Ryder after Adam Henrique dropped a pass back for his teammate.

In between, Atkinson was credited with Columbus' first goal after the puck went off his leg as he backed into the crease after Dubinsky's shot.

"I don't think we had a great start. I don't think our legs were moving," said Dubinsky. "I think we were a little bit tired tonight and I think it showed. But we found a way to get a big win against a division rival.

"We definitely gritted it out."

Brunner's tip-in goal 68 seconds into the middle period staked the Devils to a 3-1 lead, but Dubinsky had a hand in two goals during a 49-second span to tie the game for Columbus.

First, Dubinsky won a faceoff in the New Jersey zone and circled back to the crease, where he jammed the puck in during a scramble. He was handling behind the net a short while later before finding Atkinson on the low left side near the crease for a goal that made it 3-3 just 5:08 into the period.

Game Notes

The Devils finish a three-game road trip in Pittsburgh on Friday ... The Blue Jackets will play the Rangers in New York on Thursday ... Patrik Elias had two assists for New Jersey.

12/10 22:43:14 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
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
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
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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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