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Fedor Tyutin scored 2:19 into overtime, and the Columbus Blue Jackets won their fifth straight game and moved into eighth place in the Western Conference with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.
Blake Comeau and Matt Calvert also scored for the Blue Jackets, who rallied to win and jumped two points ahead of Detroit, which lost earlier Wednesday. Columbus moved within one point of seventh-place St. Louis. Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves.
The Ducks, who already have clinched a postseason berth, lead Los Angeles and San Jose by six points in their bid for their second Pacific Division title.
Defenseman Sami Vatanen scored his first NHL goal, one day after Anaheim recalled him from the minors, and David Steckel ended a 32-game goal drought. Viktor Fasth stopped 25 shots, including a short-handed breakaway by R.J. Umberger in the first period.
Nick Foligno set up the deciding goal with a nifty spin move away from Saku Koivu at the top of the left circle and threw the puck toward the net before Tyutin redirected it past Fasth for his fourth of the season.
Steckel put Anaheim ahead 2-1 at 4:53 of the third period with his first goal since March 23, 2012. Kyle Palmieri tried to stuff the puck under Bobrovsky's pads, and Steckel took a whack at it. The puck hit the goalie and bounced about 20 feet in the air before landing on its side in the crease and rolling across the goal line.
But the Blue Jackets tied it with 10:17 left in regulation, as Calvert converted a rebound of Brandon Dubinsky's close-in backhander for his ninth goal.
The Ducks opened the scoring 6 seconds into their second power play. Teemu Selanne won a faceoff deep in the Columbus zone, and Vatanen beat Bobrovsky high to the glove side from the top of the left circle after getting the puck from Corey Perry.
It was Vatanen's fourth NHL game and first since Feb. 6.
Columbus tied it at 16:38 of the second on a redirection by Comeau after former Ducks defenseman James Wisniewski pinched at the right boards to cut off Francois Beauchemin's attempted clearing pass and took a wrist shot with Comeau positioned in the low slot.
NOTES: A moment of silence was held for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. ... Anaheim D Cam Fowler missed his second straight game because of an upper body injury. Columbus D Adrian Aucoin sat out because of a lower body injury. ... Entering play, Steckel was one of eight NHL forwards who had played at least 28 games this season without scoring a goal. ... The Blue Jackets had fewer than three power plays for the 11th time in 12 games. Columbus is 1 for 20 on the power play during that stretch, and a league-worst 5 for 59 on the road this season. ... Bobrovsky came in with a .931 save percentage, second in the league to Ottawa's Craig Anderson. ... The Blue Jackets are 16-4-5 since Feb. 25, when they were 5-12-2 and last in the overall standings. ... The Ducks have lost six of nine home games after winning a franchise-record 13 in a row at Honda Center.
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