Chimera Wins It; Jackets To Face Detroit on Saturday

Friday, 03.24.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
Columbus Blue Jackets
(AP) -- Jason Chimera scored his career-high 15th goal with 2:47 left to help the Columbus Blue Jackets end a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

Manny Malhotra and Nikolai Zherdev also scored for Columbus, which had lost three in a row at home. Adam Foote tied a career high with three assists.

Chuck Kobasew and Daymond Langkow scored for Northwest Division-leading Calgary.

On the winning goal, Chimera stuffed home a loose puck after Trevor Letowski knocked it off Roman Hamrlik's stick near the Calgary net.

Calgary scored at 1:41 of the first period, with Jarome Iginla hitting the post and Kobasew following with a power-play goal -- his 19th.

Columbus tied it early in the second period. Calgary's Robyn Regehr gloved a high puck just inside the Flames' blue line, but Malhotra stole the puck and chipped it over goalie Miikka Kiprusoff at 2:47.

Three minutes later, tempers flared behind the Calgary net when captains Foote and Iginla -- both members of Team Canada during the recent Olympics in Torino, Italy -- nearly fought.

At the 5-minute mark, Rick Nash brought the home crowd to its feet, backchecking deep into the Columbus zone to thwart a Flames' breakaway. He then carried the puck the length of the ice and nearly beat Kiprusoff.

Moments later, Regehr almost atoned for his earlier mistake, stepping out of the penalty box into a breakaway, but Marc Denis made the save.

The Flames recaptured the lead on Langkow's 21st of the season at 6:26.

The Blue Jackets quickly responded, with Zherdev tipping home Foote's shot from the blue line a minute later to tie it. The goal was Zherdev's 26th of the season.

Penalties mounted the rest of the period with Calgary failing to convert on a 31-second, two-man advantage. After Foote's boarding penalty on Iginla expired at 15:20, Foote also skated immediately into a breakaway, but was stopped by Kiprusoff.

victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night. victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night. victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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