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Blue Jackets respond with big win over Sharks

Rob Mixer  - BlueJackets.com | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets got off to a fast start Monday night and never took the pedal off the metal.

Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist and the Blue Jackets had their biggest offensive assault of the season in a 6-2 victory against the San Jose Sharks at Nationwide Arena on Monday night.

James Wisniewski and Nikita Nikitin added goals, Cody Goloubef picked up his first National Hockey League goal and Vinny Prospal and Mark Letestu tied a franchise record by scoring eight seconds apart in the third period. Nick Foligno and Matt Calvert each had two assists.

Columbus scored 43 seconds into the game, added two goals 1:11 apart in the second period and then scored three goals in the opening 5:45 of the final period.

"We all played the right way for 60 minutes," Dubinsky said. "You saw the result that should happen when we play that way."

Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored for the Sharks, who have lost five in a row after a 7-0 start to the 2012-13 season.

“Outworked? How about that?" Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. "It's pretty simple. The team that works the hardest wins. (We were) outworked, outexecuted, outdetailed, outgoaltended -- out-a lot of things."

The Blue Jackets completed a franchise record-tying six-game homestand with a record of 2-3-1.

In one of the wildest periods of the season -- the teams scored three goals in 84 seconds -- the Blue Jackets expanded a one-goal lead in the second.

They stacked up three power plays, including 36 seconds of 5-on-3. After that expired, they made it 2-0 with the man advantage when R.J. Umberger fought off Brad Stuart in the right corner to muck out the puck. Derick Brassard ended up with it, skating along the goal line toward the cage, drawing goalie Thomas Greiss. But Brassard slid a quick pass to Wisniewski for a one-timer at the left hash to make it 2-0.

Just over a minute later, it was 3-0. Goloubef, playing in his fifth career NHL game, sat in the right point while Derek MacKenzie carried the puck along the back boards and slid the puck from the left corner across the ice to him. He steadied the puck and then rocketed a slap shot, with Foligno and Derek Dorsett providing traffic in front of the net.

The 23-year-old defenseman had four goals in 21 games at AHL Springfield this season.

"You think about playing your first game and scoring your first goal," he said. "It's huge. I got a great pass from Mac and two guys were at the net. I just tried to get it there hard and low and good things happened."

Before that goal could be announced, San Jose's Marleau pulled up at the top of the left circle and hit a hard shot that Wisniewski couldn't block and Steve Mason couldn't stop. It was Marleau's 10th goal of the season -- but first point in six games -- and came just 13 seconds after Goloubef's goal.

Seconds later, the puck leaked through a scrum in front of the net and Mason had to dive to cover it as it slid across the goal line. Not long after that, Foligno carried the puck from end to end past several Sharks for a one-on-one chance that Greiss was able to stop.

After the break, the Blue Jackets were at it again. Just 21 seconds into the third Calvert slid a pass from behind the goal cage to the onrushing Nikitin, who put his blade on the ice and almost pushed the puck through Greiss for his first of the year.

Dubinsky, who hadn't scored a goal since April 5, 2012, at Pittsburgh while he was a New York Ranger, had a big first 20 minutes. Dubinsky came to Columbus in the blockbuster deal that sent Rick Nash to the Rangers last summer.

Dubinsky dug the puck off the back boards for a centering pass to Fedor Tyutin that was deflected wide of the cage. Calvert collected it and tried to get a shot on goal that was tipped back to Dubinsky, who jammed it past Greiss.

"Right off the start, the first shift, they score a goal. You don't want to do that," San Jose captain Joe Thornton said of Dubinsky's first goal of the season. "But then we played some good hockey. You're down 3-1 and then they score again to start the third period. It was just one of those games you put behind, you get ready for tomorrow."

Material from wire services was used in this report.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
00:43CBJ Brandon Dubinsky (1) ASST: Matt Calvert (1), Fedor Tyutin (9) 1 - 0 CBJ
2nd Period
13:05CBJ PPG - James Wisniewski (3) ASST: Derick Brassard (5), R.J. Umberger (2) 2 - 0 CBJ
14:16CBJ Cody Goloubef (1) ASST: Derek MacKenzie (1), Nick Foligno (3) 3 - 0 CBJ
14:29SJS Patrick Marleau (10) ASST: Ryane Clowe (6), Douglas Murray (1) 3 - 1 CBJ
3rd Period
00:21CBJ Nikita Nikitin (1) ASST: Matt Calvert (2), Brandon Dubinsky (6) 4 - 1 CBJ
05:37CBJ PPG - Vinny Prospal (4) ASST: Nick Foligno (4), Jack Johnson (4) 5 - 1 CBJ
05:45CBJ Mark Letestu (5) ASST: Artem Anisimov (2) 6 - 1 CBJ
18:08SJS PPG - Joe Pavelski (6) ASST: Dan Boyle (6), Joe Thornton (12) 6 - 2 CBJ
Three Stars of the Game
Brandon Dubinsky
1st
Brandon Dubinsky
C
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 19:12
Nick Foligno
2nd
Nick Foligno
LW
G: 0Shots: 0
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 3TOI: 15:07
Matt Calvert
3rd
Matt Calvert
LW
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 13:42
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:33CBJ Jared Boll  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Pelech
02:33SJS Matt Pelech  Fighting (maj) against  Jared Boll
03:16CBJ Nick Foligno  Roughing against  Ryane Clowe
05:46CBJ Tim Erixon  Cross checking against  James Sheppard
08:30SJS Adam Burish  Fighting (maj) against  Derek Dorsett
08:30CBJ Derek Dorsett  Fighting (maj) against  Adam Burish
2nd Period
05:01SJS Brent Burns  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
09:54SJS Brad Stuart  Cross checking against  Nick Foligno
11:19SJS Adam Burish  Hooking against  Brandon Dubinsky
3rd Period
04:34SJS Scott Gomez  Tripping against  Colton Gillies
16:41CBJ Matt Calvert  Cross checking against  Brad Stuart
shots by period
PeriodSJSCBJ
1st1110
2nd613
3rd1013
Total2736
Team Stats
CategorySJSCBJ
Power Plays1/32/4
Hits2022
Faceoff Wins2431
Giveaways73
Takeaways15
Blocked Shots1012
Penalty Minutes1816
  • SAN JOSE
  • COLUMBUS
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7B. StuartD0012218:56
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19J. ThorntonC01-21015:35
22D. BoyleD01-32020:12
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26M. HandzusC0000015:50
29R. CloweL01-11014:52
37A. BurishR0000710:55
39L. CoutureC0003014:28
42M. PelechR0000511:23
44M. VlasicD00-22024:01
57T. WingelsC00-13016:11
61J. BraunD00-10016:29
88B. BurnsD00-22219:05
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
1T. Greiss3036.83360:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
6N. NikitinD1032019:21
7J. JohnsonD01-15025:24
9C. GilliesC0002010:48
10M. LetestuC1014015:36
11M. CalvertL0221213:42
15D. DorsettR0001512:52
16D. BrassardC01-10016:09
17B. DubinskyC1124019:12
18R. UmbergerC01-12016:59
20T. ErixonD0013215:19
21J. WisniewskiD10-11023:36
22V. ProspalL1012013:37
24D. MacKenzieC0112011:48
40J. BollR0000511:18
42A. AnisimovC0113017:26
48C. GoloubefD1012015:51
51F. TyutinD0132020:34
71N. FolignoL0230215:07
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
1S. Mason2527.92659:54