COLUMBUS (AP) -- Rookie Ryan Johansen, a healthy scratch in the previous game, had his first two-goal effort, and Steve Mason made with 35 saves to help the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets end a three-game losing skid with a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.
The Jets have lost five straight (0-3-2).
Johansen has scored the winning goal in all three of Columbus' victories.
Mason, near the bottom among NHL goalies with a 3.88 goals-against average, was solid all night. He made many of his best saves in the third period as the Jets turned up the pressure.
Mark Stuart scored a short-handed goal for the Jets, ending Mason's shutout bid with 3:45 left.
The 19-year-old Johansen, the fourth pick in the 2010 draft, was touch-and-go to even stick with the Blue Jackets. Columbus deliberated sending him back to juniors after nine games to avoid triggering his entry-level contract. But general manager Scott Howson kept him because of his strong start and the much-needed...