Jackets Score 1000th Franchise Goal; Fall to Edmonton

Friday, 11.10.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
Columbus Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ryan Smyth scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.

The defending Western Conference champion Oilers had lost six of seven to fall to ninth place in the conference.

Ales Hemsky and Joffrey Lupul added goals for Edmonton, which opened the scoring with two goals 1:38 apart early in the second period.

Dwayne Roloson finished with 26 saves for the Oilers.

Anson Carter scored his second goal in 14 games for Columbus, which had won two of three, but hasn't won back-to-back games in a month.

After a scoreless first period with both teams' goaltenders stopping quality scoring chances, Hemsky struck 40 seconds into the second.

The Oilers' Toby Petersen scooped up a loose puck in his end after Carter's stuff attempt was blocked. Hemsky took Petersen's pass at center ice, glided into the zone and fired a wrist shot from the right circle past Pascal Leclaire.

Lupul made it 2-0 with his fourth of the season at 2:18, stepping off the left half-boards and around Columbus' Dan Fritsche before squeezing a snap shot under Leclaire's right arm.

The Blue Jackets missed a prime scoring chance a few minutes later when a crowd of players crashed into Roloson, breaking his stick and forcing him to play without one for nearly two minutes. Columbus was only able get one shot on goal and made a line change before a whistle was finally blown.

Later in the period -- and seconds after an Edmonton power play expired -- Smyth shed defenseman Ron Hainsey to nudge home a rebound from Steve Staios' point shot to make it 3-0 at 12:40. Smyth has seven points in his last six games.

Columbus responded two minutes later on a power-play rush. Sergei Fedorov slid a cross-ice pass to Rick Nash, who dropped the puck in the slot for Carter. He snapped a shot into the top right corner.

Smyth tallied his second goal, and 10th of the season, at 2:07 of the third, redirecting Brad Winchester's pass from the left wing on a 2-on-1 rush. The goal came shortly after the Blue Jackets failed to generate a scoring chance on a 1:37 4-on-3 advantage carried over from the second period.

Game notes
Columbus' Ole-Kristian Tollefson and Edmonton's Patrick Thoresen were the first Norwegians to play against one another in the NHL. ... Edmonton entered with just one win in seven road games. ... Carter's goal was the 1,000th in Blue Jackets history. ... Edmonton, which finished 0-for-4 on the power play, was 0-for-18 with the man advantage during their four-game skid.

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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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