Blue Jackets 6, Sharks 2: Brandon Dubinsky recorded a goal and an assist while defenseman Cody Goloubef scored his first career goal as host Columbus extended San Jose's winless streak to five games.
Vinny Prospal, Mark Letestu and blue-liners James Wisniewski and Nikita Nikitin also tallied and Steve Mason made 25 saves for the Blue Jackets, who completed a 2-3-1 homestand. Nick Foligno and Matt Calvert each had two assists as Columbus scored more than three goals for just the second time this season.
Patrick Marleau ended a six-game goalless drought and Joe Pavelski also scored for the Sharks, who have gone 0-3-2 after opening the campaign with a seven-game winning streak. Thomas Greiss stopped 30 shots as San Jose lost its seventh straight meeting with a Central Division team.
Dubinsky opened the scoring 43 seconds into the contest with his first goal as a Blue Jacket. Wisniewski made it 2-0 during a power play with just under seven minutes remaining in the second, receiving a pass from the right side of the net by Derick Brassard and firing a shot from the left hash marks just inside the left post.
Goloubef beat Greiss with a blast from the blue line 1:11 later for his first NHL goal and a 3-0 lead, but it took only 13 seconds for San Jose to answer as Marleau beat Mason to the short side with a wrist shot from the top of the left faceoff circle.
Nikitin restored Columbus' three-goal cushion 21 seconds into the third period with a shot from the top of the right circle. Prospal made it 5-1 at 5:37, when he converted a cross-slot pass from Foligno, and Letestu scored moments after the ensuing faceoff as his shot from above the slot deflected off a defender's stick and sailed past Greiss.
The goals by Prospal and Letestu came eight seconds apart, tying the franchise record set on Oct. 17, 2008, when Jakub Voracek and Nikita Filatov accomplished the feat.
Pavelski capped the scoring with a late power-play goal.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Columbus RW Jared Boll's first-period fight with San Jose RW Matt Pelech was the 120th of his career, moving him past Jody Shelley for first place on the franchise list. ... Pelech was making his Sharks debut after being recalled from Worcester of the American Hockey League earlier in the day. The 25-year-old had not played in the NHL since 2008-09, when he recorded three assists in five games with the Calgary Flames. ... The Sharks went 1-for-3 on the power play and are just 2-for-28 over their last seven contests.