Winnipeg 3, Columbus 2

Monday, December 16, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Winnipeg 15-15-1-4 7-8-0-4 8-7-1-0 W1
Columbus 14-16-3-1 8-8-1-1 6-8-2-0 L2


Jets 3, Blue Jackets 2: Evander Kane returned from injury to record a goal and an assist as visiting Winnipeg ended its three-game losing streak.

Mark Scheifele also scored and Bryan Little added a rare road power-play goal for the Jets, who snapped an 0-for-29 drought with the man advantage away from home. Al Montoya made 22 saves as Winnipeg won for just the second time in six contests.

R.J. Umberger and defenseman Fedor Tyutin tallied for the Blue Jackets, who failed to earn a point for the first time in four games (2-1-1). Mike McKenna stopped 29 shots as he remained in search of his first NHL win since the 2008-09 season while with Tampa Bay.

After a scoreless first period, Winnipeg got on the board with 6:01 remaining in the second as Scheifele converted a cross-crease pass from Kane. Little made it 2-0 at 2:28 of the third, deflecting defenseman Dustin Byfuglien's one-timer from the right point past McKenna.

Umberger halved the deficit with a wraparound at 8:48, but Kane - who had missed six games with a lower-body injury - restored the Jets' two-goal advantage less than two minutes afterward with a shot from the left faceoff circle. Tyutin answered 64 seconds later with a blast from the left circle, but the Blue Jackets were unable to get the equalizer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Columbus lost D Dalton Prout to an upper-body injury on his first shift of the game and C Derek MacKenzie to a lower-body injury late in the first period. ... The Jets hadn't scored a power-play goal on the road since Oct. 29 at St. Louis. ... Blue Jackets C Ryan Johansen notched an assist to extend his point streak to nine games.


Top Game Performances

Winnipeg   Columbus
Evander Kane 2 Points Fedor Tyutin 1
Evander Kane 1 Goals Fedor Tyutin 1
Evander Kane 1 Assists Matt Calvert 1
Bryan Little 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Al Montoya .917 Save Percentage Mike McKenna .906
Al Montoya 22 Saves Mike McKenna 29

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 32 3 1-4 2-2 16 28
Columbus 24 2 0-2 3-4 20 34

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .450 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Jets have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .476 after a loss.
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