NHL: Blue Jackets skate past Canucks to snap skid
Columbus, Ohio • R.J. Umberger scored his first goal of the season with 8:46 left and the Columbus Blue Jackets ended a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.
Curtis McElhinney, making his first appearance for the Blue Jackets in place of Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky, had 37 saves. Bobrovsky was given the night off.
Marian Gaborik and Ryan Johansen also scored for the Blue Jackets, who won for the first time at home this season after losing their first two.
Henrik Sedin had the goal for the Canucks. Eddie Lack stopped 26 shots in place of Roberto Luongo, rested on the second night of back-to-back games for Vancouver.
Umberger and Johansen each had an assist as well.
McElhinney spent last year in the American Hockey League after being acquired in a trade with Phoenix. Bobrovsky, selected the NHL's top goalie last season, had started Columbus' first seven games.
The Blue Jackets played five of their first seven games on the road.