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Columbus Blue Jackets (27-16-8)


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W 5-0
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W 2-1
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W 4-3
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Bjorkstrand leads Blue Jackets past Jets for 6th straight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets roll into their long winter break after six weeks of solid play and a season-high six-game win streak.

Columbus went back and forth with the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night before Oliver Bjorkstrand's second goal of the game with 5:38 left gave the Blue Jackets the lead and young goalie Elvis Merzlikins held on the rest of the way to seal the 4-3 win.

It's been quite a turnaround for the Blue Jackets. They are 16-2-4 since Dec. 9 even though as many as 10 players were out with injuries at any one time - including Bjorkstrand, who has had a pair of two-goal games in a row since being sidelined 13 games with a rib/oblique injury.

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Leaders
Points: P. Dubois38
Plus/Minus: V. Gavrikov12
Shots on Goal: O. Bjorkstrand131
PIM: N. Foligno52
Win: J. Korpisalo17
Shutouts: E. Merzlikins3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 138 (23)
Shots: 1621 (8)
PP%: 17.7% (23)
Penalty Minutes: 377 (23)
Assists: 226 (24)
SH Goals: 3 (23)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 33 11 5 71
Pittsburgh 31 14 5 67
NY Islanders 29 15 5 63
Columbus 27 16 8 62
Carolina 29 18 3 61
Philadelphia 27 17 6 60
NY Rangers 23 21 4 50
New Jersey 17 24 7 41
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 128 (30)
Shots Against: 1547 (16)
PK%: 81.9% (12)
Penalty Minutes: 362 (27)
Shutouts: 5 (3)
Sv%: 0.917 (3)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/3 D. Kukan Torn meniscus (IR)
1/1 A. Texier Lumbar stress fracture (IR)
12/29 J. Korpisalo Torn meniscus - left game (day-to-day)
12/14 J. Anderson Shoulder - left game (IR)
12/14 R. Murray Upper-body injury - left game (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/23 M. Kivlenieks Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
1/23 A. Clendening Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
1/19 K. Stenlund Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
1/16 M. Kivlenieks Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
1/16 A. Clendening Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
1/16 V. Vehvilainen Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
1/15 V. Vehvilainen Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
1/15 M. Kivlenieks Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
1/15 G. Carlsson Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
1/15 A. Peeke Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
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