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Blue Jackets 5, Thrashers 2

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:39 AM

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Blue Jackets 5, Thrashers 2
Columbus Blue Jackets 5, Atlanta Thrashers 2

ATLANTA (AP) -- Jonathan Sigalet and Mike Blunden scored 26 seconds apart in the first period and the Columbus Blue Jackets won their preseason opener under new coach Scott Arniel, 5-2 over the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday night.

Tom Sestito had a goal and two assists for the Blue Jackets, who also got goals from Oliver Gabreil and Matt Calvert. Kyle Wilson and Nate Guenin each had two assists.

Bryan Little had a goal and an assist for the Thrashers, who were playing their first game under coach Craig Ramsey. Fredrik Pettersson had the other Atlanta goal.

Mathieu Garon started in goal for Columbus and made 12 saves on 13 shots before giving way to David LeNeveu late in the second period. Ondrej Pavelec went all the way for the Thrashers, facing 26 shots.

Columbus led 2-0 before six minutes elapsed. Sigalet put a slap shot past Pavelec before Wilson fed Blunden in front for an easy goal.

Little scored a power-play goal with 5 minutes left in the first period, but the Blue Jackets regained their two-goal edge 90 seconds into the second. Gabreil scored on a breakaway, and Columbus increased its lead on a tip-in by Calvert early in the third.

Pettersson made it 4-2 before Sestito scored during a power play with just under 5 minutes left.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:48
CBJ
Jonathan Sigalet (1) Slapshot - ASST: Tom Sestito (1), Kyle Wilson (1)
1 - 0 CBJ
06:14
CBJ
Mike Blunden (1) Tip-in - ASST: Tom Sestito (2), Kyle Wilson (2)
2 - 0 CBJ
15:00
ATL
PPG - Bryan Little (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jaime Sifers (1), Fredrik Pettersson (1)
2 - 1 CBJ
2nd Period
01:30
CBJ
Oliver Gabriel (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
3 - 1 CBJ
3rd Period
04:29
CBJ
Matt Calvert (1) Tip-in - ASST: Nate Guenin (1)
4 - 1 CBJ
13:01
ATL
Fredrik Pettersson (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Bryan Little (1)
4 - 2 CBJ
15:09
CBJ
PPG - Tom Sestito (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Blunden (1), Nate Guenin (2)
5 - 2 CBJ
penalty summary
1st Period
10:42
CBJ
Nate Guenin  Holding  - 2 min against  Alexander Burmistrov
12:37
CBJ
Mike Commodore  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Danick Paquette
12:37
ATL
Danick Paquette  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Mike Commodore
13:57
CBJ
Matt Calvert  Boarding  - 2 min against  Jaime Sifers
2nd Period
02:02
ATL
Alexander Burmistrov  Hooking  - 2 min against  Dalton Smith
07:22
ATL
Ron Hainsey  Interference  - 2 min against  Derek Dorsett
08:59
CBJ
Derek MacKenzie  Holding the stick  - 2 min against  Bryan Little
12:59
ATL
Fredrik Pettersson  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Matt Calvert
13:14
CBJ
Nick Holden  Broken stick  - 2 min
18:04
CBJ
Marc Methot  Hooking  - 2 min against  Akim Aliu
3rd Period
07:30
CBJ
Mike Commodore  Holding  - 2 min against  Bryan Little
14:18
ATL
Spencer Machacek  Tripping  - 2 min against  Brent Regner
15:13
CBJ
Mike Commodore  Holding  - 2 min against  Evander Kane
goalie stats
David LeNeveu
SA: 12TOI: 27:39
GA: 1SV%: .917
Mathieu Garon
SA: 13TOI: 32:21
GA: 1SV%: .923
Ondrej Pavelec
Ondrej Pavelec
SA: 26TOI: 59:47
GA: 5SV%: .808
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