Columbus 4, Calgary 1

Monday, November 21, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Calgary 8-10-1-0 4-5-1-0 4-5-0-0 L1
Columbus 5-13-0-2 4-6-0-1 1-7-0-1 W2


Jeff Carter scored his second and third goals as the Columbus Blue Jackets completed back-to-back victories for the first time this season with a 4-1 triumph over the visiting Calgary Flames on Monday.

Antoine Vermette added his second tally and Vinny Prospal recorded a pair of assists for the Blue Jackets, who have now earned points in three straight games.

Career journeyman Curtis Sanford continues to display some magic in goal for Columbus. The 32-year-old earned his first win since 2008 in an overtime victory at Nashville on Saturday and followed it up with 27 saves on Monday.

Carter did not record his first goal until Saturday but seems to have found his stride. The veteran center unleashed a wrist shot from above the left face-off circle at the 3:01 mark of the first period, sending the puck over Henrik Karlsson’s left shoulder.

Vermette won a scrum in front of the net three minutes later, pulling the puck between his legs and snapping it into the near side. Carter scored on a 5-on-3 power play in the second, making it 3-0 when he cleaned up Prospal’s rebound on the left side of the crease.

Sanford was in net as No. 1 goalie Steve Mason was sidelined with an upper body injury, suffered during Monday’s morning skate.

Top Game Performances

Calgary   Columbus
Mark Giordano 1 Points Vinny Prospal 3
Mark Giordano 1 Goals Jeff Carter 2
Rene Bourque 1 Assists Vinny Prospal 3
Mark Giordano 1 Power Play Goals Jeff Carter 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Karlsson .897 Save Percentage Curtis Sanford .964
Henrik Karlsson 26 Saves Curtis Sanford 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 28 1 1-2 2-3 6 22
Columbus 30 4 1-3 1-2 4 35

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against New Jersey. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .267 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play its next game on the road against Detroit. The Flames have a W/L % of .111 after a win and .700 after a loss.
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