Columbus 4 San Jose 1
The Blue Jackets win another game with hard work through the third period. Like their recent victory over Detroit, the Jackets were powered by third period scoring and defense. This home ice victory against a good team in the same week they beat a tough Detroit squad hopefully will boost confidence. Clearly the Jackets, when motivated, can compete with any team in the league.
Rick Nash continued his torrid streak scoring two goals, one in the second the other in the third period.. Hartigan and Malhotra also scored in the third period.
Mark Denis played well, stopping 28 of 29 shots. Columbus scored four goals on only 23 shots.