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NHL Roundup: Canucks Blast Past Jackets

  • Vancouver Canucks players celebrate their goal against Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

  • Columbus Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno, left, controls the puck as Vancouver Canucks' Michael Del Zotto defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

  • Vancouver Canucks' Jacob Markstrom, left, of Sweden, makes a save as teammate Ben Hutton, right, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner look for the rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)



Friday, January 12, 2018

Columbus, Ohio — Sven Baertschi sparked a four-goal second period for Vancouver, Jacob Markstrom had 27 saves and the Canucks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-2, on Friday night.

Seth Jones put Columbus up 1-0 during a strong first period, but Vancouver power ahead in the second. Baertschi, Erik Gudbranson, Brandon Gaunce and Alexander Edler scored, and Jake Virtanen added an empty-net goal with nine seconds left in the third to help the Canucks snap a five-game skid.

Capitals 4, Hurricanes 3

Raleigh, n.c. — Jay Beagle scored with 1.3 seconds remaining and Washington rallied to beat Carolina.

Brett Connolly notched the tying goal with 3:08 left, and Alex Ovechkin added his NHL-leading 28th goal and two assists for first-place Washington.

Flames 4, Panthers 2

Sunrise, Fla. — Mikael Backlund had an empty-net goal and a pair of assists, helping lift the Flames to their sixth straight victory. Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk and Sean Monahan also scored for the Flames.