Columbus 6, Calgary 4

Friday, March 29, 2013 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 14-14-3-4 10-4-2-3 4-10-1-1 W1
Calgary 13-16-1-3 10-6-0-2 3-10-1-1 L1


Blue Jackets 6, Flames 4: Mark Letestu, Vinny Prospal and R.J. Umberger each recorded a goal and an assist as Columbus salvaged the finale of its four-game road trip.

Matt Calvert, Derick Brassard and Ryan Johansen also scored, Artem Anisimov registered two assists and Steve Mason made 29 saves for the Blue Jackets, who went 1-2-1 on their trek and are 9-2-5 in their last 16 overall.

Defenseman Dennis Wideman had a power-play goal and an assist while Mikael Backlund, Brian McGrattan and Curtis Glencross each added a goal for Calgary, which had its eight-game home winning streak snapped. Miikka Kiprusoff allowed five goals on 20 shots over two periods before being replaced by Joey MacDonald, who stopped all four shots he faced in the third.

Letestu scored the lone goal of the first period while short-handed, intercepting a bad pass by Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie in the slot and beating Kiprusoff with a backhand shot from the doorstep at 10:20. McGrattan forged a tie early in the second, but Prospal and Calvert scored less than two minutes apart midway through the period to give Columbus a 3-1 lead.

Each team scored twice later in the second, with Johansen stealing the puck from Matt Stajan in the neutral zone and racing in to beat Kiprusoff with 65 seconds left to open a 5-3 advantage. Glencross got the Flames within one with 5:40 remaining in the third, but Umberger sealed the win with an empty-net goal in the final minute.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Letestu's goal was the first short-handed tally allowed by Calgary this season. ... Prospal scored the 253rd goal of his career, giving him sole possession of 10th place on the all-time list of Czech-born players. He had been tied for the spot with Robert Reichel. ... McGrattan ended a 74-game drought with his goal. The enforcer had not scored since Oct. 16, 2009 during his first stint with the Flames. ... Stajan's assist on Glencross' goal was the 200th of his career.

Top Game Performances

Columbus   Calgary
Mark Letestu 2 Points Dennis Wideman 2
Mark Letestu 1 Goals Dennis Wideman 1
Artem Anisimov 2 Assists Dennis Wideman 1
N/A Power Play Goals Dennis Wideman 1
Mark Letestu 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Steve Mason .879 Save Percentage Joey MacDonald 1.000
Steve Mason 29 Saves Miikka Kiprusoff 15

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 25 6 0-1 3-4 13 39
Calgary 33 4 1-4 1-1 7 20

Upcoming Games

  • Calgary will play its next game on the road against Edmonton. The Flames have a W/L % of .308 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play its next game at home against Anaheim. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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