Columbus 4, Dallas 1

Thursday, December 29, 2011 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 10-22-1-4 6-10-1-2 4-12-0-2 W1
Dallas 20-15-0-1 11-6-0-1 9-9-0-0 L2


Captain Rick Nash scored twice and Steve Mason turned aside 36 shots as the Columbus Blue Jackets spoiled the return of Kari Lehtonen with a 4-1 road triumph over the Dallas Stars on Thursday.
Antoine Vermette and defenseman Fedor Tyutin also tallied and defenseman John Moore notched the first two assists of his career for Columbus, which ended a six-game losing skid with its first regulation road win of the season.
Dallas fell for the fourth time in six games and saw captain Brenden Morrow exit the contest in the third period with a lower body injury. He did not return.
With the game tied at 1-1, Vermette collected a loose puck to the side of the net and beat a prone Lehtonen for his fifth goal of the season - and third this month.
Nash doubled the advantage at 6:09 of the third period by wristing a shot past Lehtonen for his second two-goal performance of the campaign. The Finn finished with 25 saves while making his first start since being sidelined with a groin injury on Nov. 26
Mason, who improved to 1-8-0 on the road this season, overcame Vernon Fiddler's first-period goal as Columbus won for the first time in three meetings versus Dallas.

Top Game Performances

Columbus   Dallas
Rick Nash 2 Points Vernon Fiddler 1
Rick Nash 2 Goals Vernon Fiddler 1
John Moore 2 Assists Radek Dvorak 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Steve Mason .973 Save Percentage Kari Lehtonen .893
Steve Mason 36 Saves Kari Lehtonen 25

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 29 4 0-2 3-3 8 32
Dallas 37 1 0-3 2-2 6 25

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play its next game at home against Boston. The Stars have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .533 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play its next game at home against Washington. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .100 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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