NHL: Blue Jackets beat Lightning for fourth straight win
The Associated PressFirst published Jan 13 2014 11:35PM
Columbus, Ohio • Mark Letestu redirected Jack Johnson’s shot from the point with 2:38 left, lifting the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Monday night.
It was the Blue Jackets’ season-high fourth win in a row.
Nathan Horton scored his 200th NHL goal, also on the power play, and Ryan Johansen had a goal for Columbus, which is 5-1 in the new year. Sergei Bobrovsky had 26 saves.
Alex Killorn and Victor Hedman had goals for Tampa Bay, and Anders Lindback stopped 25 shots.
Tampa Bay had been 17-1 when leading after two periods.
Flames 2, Hurricanes 0 • In Raleigh, N.C., Karri Ramo made 22 saves in his first NHL shutout, and Mikael Backlund and Sean Monahan provided the offense in Calgary’s win over Carolina.
The Flames snapped a three-game losing streak and handed the Hurricanes their second straight shutout defeat.
Jets 5, Coyotes 1 • In Winnipeg, Manitoba, the host Jets found the energy they had lacked for weeks and made new coach Paul Maurice a winner in his debut behind the bench by routing Phoenix.
Olli Jokinen, Eric O’Dell, Blake Wheeler, Michael Frolik and Devin Setoguchi scored for the Jets (20-23-5), who held a 38-19 shots advantage.
Maurice took over after Claude Noel was fired on Sunday, ending his 2 ½ years as the Jets’ coach.