|CBJ||2||1||2||(0 - 0)||5|
|ATL||1||0||1||(0 - 0)||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.
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.
|Jonathan Sigalet Slapshot - ASST: Tom Sestito , Kyle Wilson|
1 - 0 CBJ
|Mike Blunden Tip-in - ASST: Tom Sestito , Kyle Wilson|
2 - 0 CBJ
|PPG - Bryan Little Wrist shot - ASST: Jaime Sifers , Fredrik Pettersson|
2 - 1 CBJ
|Oliver Gabriel Wrist shot - ASST: NONE|
3 - 1 CBJ
|Matt Calvert Tip-in - ASST: Nate Guenin|
4 - 1 CBJ
|Fredrik Pettersson Wrist shot - ASST: Bryan Little|
4 - 2 CBJ
|PPG - Tom Sestito Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Blunden , Nate Guenin|
5 - 2 CBJ
|Nate Guenin Head butting - 2 min against Alexander Burmistrov|
|Mike Commodore Boarding (maj) - 5 min against Danick Paquette|
|Danick Paquette Boarding (maj) - 5 min against Mike Commodore|
|Matt Calvert Late on ice - bench - 2 min against Jaime Sifers|
|Alexander Burmistrov Hooking - 2 min against Dalton Smith|
|Ron Hainsey Hi stick - double minor - 2 min against Derek Dorsett|
|Derek MacKenzie Goalie leave crease - 2 min against Bryan Little|
|Fredrik Pettersson Butt ending - double minor - 2 min against Matt Calvert|
|Nick Holden Not proc. to dress.rm. - bench - 2 min|
|Marc Methot Hooking - 2 min against Akim Aliu|
|Mike Commodore Head butting - 2 min against Bryan Little|
|Spencer Machacek Tripping - Obstruction - 2 min against Brent Regner|
|Mike Commodore Head butting - 2 min against Evander Kane|