The Columbus Blue Jackets arrived in Winnipeg with hopes of extending their three-game win streak, but it was snapped by the Jets by a score of 4-3 on Saturday night.
Pierre-Luc Dubois got the party started in all scoring with his team-leading tenth goal of the season not even five minutes into the game. This power play goal would be the first of three for Columbus on the evening.
Winnipeg responded less than four minutes later on a Blake Wheeler goal, and Nikolaj Ehlers put the Jets in the lead in the following period at the 5:19 mark.
The Blue Jackets then ripped off two power play goals in 47 seconds to take the lead, by the hands of Seth Jones and Gustav Nyquist. In the back-and-forth game that it was, though, the Jets struck back with the period winding down, ending the second frame with the scored knotted at three.
The final period, unlike the first two, saw a lot of action with no team finding the back of the net until Andrew Copp of Winnipeg redirected a shot off of David Savard after a failed clearing attempt by Elvis Merzlikins with less than two minutes remaining in the game.
Markus Nutivaara remains out of the lineup with an upper body injury.
The Blue Jackets face the Ottawa Senators on Monday at Nationwide Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.
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