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Blue Jackets 4, Thrashers 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

Associated Press

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Blue Jackets 4, Thrashers 3
Atlanta Thrashers 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 4

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Nikita Filatov scored his second of the game with 4:53 remaining to send the Columbus Blue Jackets off to Sweden - where they will open the regular season - on a high note with a 4-3 victory over the winless the Atlanta Thrashers 4-3 on Saturday night.

The Blue Jackets rallied from a two-goal, third-period deficit in the final NHL preseason game for both teams.

Gliding patiently down the right wing, Filatov waited for a defenseman to drop to the ice to defend him and banked in a shot off goalie Chris Mason.

Antoine Vermette, who also added an assist, tied it five minutes earlier from the edge of the crease, converting a long centering pass from Kristian Huselius in the right corner.

Huselius also had a goal, and Rick Nash added two assists for Columbus (4-4-0), which left for Europe after the game. The Blue Jackets play an exhibition game Tuesday against Malmo before opening the regular season Oct. 8 in Stockholm against San Jose.

Tobias Enstrom had a goal and two assists, and Freddy Meyer and Nigel Dawes also scored for Atlanta (0-5-1). The Thrashers begin their 2010-2011 campaign Oct. 8 against visiting Washington.

Steve Mason made 29 saves for Columbus. Mason had 25 for Atlanta.

Meyer opened the scoring with a shot from the right point at 2:50 of the first period. Filatov responded just 1:12 later, converting a 2-on-1 rush with Vermette.

Working the power play, Enstrom scored on another point shot to make it 2-1 at 18:07.

Huslius tied it late in the second period on a long shot from the top of the left circle. Dawes stuffed home his own rebound to give Atlanta the lead at 8:24 of the third.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:50
ATL
Freddy Meyer (1) Slapshot - ASST: Tobias Enstrom (1)
1 - 0 ATL
03:12
CBJ
Nikita Filatov (1) Snap shot - ASST: Antoine Vermette (1), Rick Nash (1)
1 - 1 Tie
18:07
ATL
PPG - Tobias Enstrom (1) Slapshot - ASST: Bryan Little (1), Chris Thorburn (1)
2 - 1 ATL
2nd Period
16:53
CBJ
Kristian Huselius (1) Snap shot - ASST: R.J. Umberger (1), Anton Stralman (1)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
08:24
ATL
Nigel Dawes (1) Tip-in - ASST: Alexander Burmistrov (1), Tobias Enstrom (2)
3 - 2 ATL
10:23
CBJ
Antoine Vermette (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Kristian Huselius (1), Rick Nash (2)
3 - 3 Tie
15:07
CBJ
Nikita Filatov (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Ethan Moreau (1), Nate Guenin (1)
4 - 3 CBJ
penalty summary
1st Period
04:41
ATL
Eric Boulton  Fighting  - 5 min against  Jared Boll
04:41
CBJ
Jared Boll  Fighting  - 5 min against  Eric Boulton
06:31
ATL
Tobias Enstrom  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Derick Brassard
10:22
CBJ
Nate Guenin  Tripping  - 2 min against  Freddy Meyer
14:52
CBJ
Antoine Vermette  Tripping  - 2 min against  Freddy Meyer
17:08
CBJ
Ethan Moreau  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Arturs Kulda
2nd Period
11:13
CBJ
Jared Boll  Charging  - 5 min against  Andrew Ladd
11:13
ATL
Anthony Stewart  Roughing  - 2 min against  Jared Boll
14:40
ATL
Evander Kane  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Rostislav Klesla
17:41
ATL
Alexander Burmistrov  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Ethan Moreau
3rd Period
NONE
goalie stats
Chris Mason
Chris Mason
SA: 29TOI: 58:47
GA: 4SV%: .862
Steve Mason
SA: 32TOI: 60:00
GA: 3SV%: .906
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