The Columbus Blue Jackets have now won consecutive games for the first time this season, after blazing past the visiting Calgary Flames 4-1 on Monday night. This follows up on a dramatic 4-3 overtime win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday evening, finally giving distressed fans something worth cheering about.
A pair of goals by Jeff Carter helped spur the Blue Jackets to a feel-good win over the fellow last-place Flames. Carter sandwiched two goals around Antoine Vermette as Columbus took an early 3-0 lead. Columbus scored the first three goals of the game and Rick Nash added an empty-netter for good measure.
Goalie Curtis Sanford impressed once again, stopping 26 of 27 shots as the Flames could not break through.
The Blue Jackets, 5-13-2, are still in last place in the Western Conference, but they are drawing a bit nearer to the pack with 13 points. Columbus will look for a third win a row when travel to New Jersey to take on the Devils on Wednesday.