Mark Letestu scored twice and the host Columbus Blue Jackets extended their winning streak to four games with a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Letestu redirected James Wisniewski’s blast from the point to open scoring at 9:13 of the first period. He put the Blue Jackets ahead 3-1 after finding the puck on his stick during a scramble in front of the Kings’ net just over three minutes into the second period.
Columbus picked up its first four-game winning streak since November 2010 and defeated Los Angeles for just the third time in the last seven meetings. The Kings had their three-game winning run come to a halt.
Anze Kopitar snatched up a Columbus turnover and broke free, slipping the puck past Steve Mason to even the score at 1-1 with a shorthanded goal at 12:22 of the first period
Former King Jack Johnson made the score 2-1, unleashing on a loose puck in the slot to beat Jonathan Bernier top corner with just eight seconds remaining in the first period. Johnson has two go...