Foligno gives Blue Jackets 5-4 win over Devils

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 10, 2013 at 10:10 pm •  Published: December 10, 2013
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Travis Zajac and Michael Ryder also had goals for the Devils.

"It should be unacceptable," Zajac said of the loss. "We shouldn't have lost that game."

New Jersey has lost four of five.

"Between a big save or the group finding a way to stop the bleeding, we've got to find a way to win that game," coach Peter DeBoer said.

The Blue Jackets trailed 3-1 before scoring twice in 49 seconds in the second period against Brodeur, who came in 7-2-2 with a 2.05 goals-against average and .916 save percentage against Columbus.

Off a faceoff, Jack Johnson fired a big slap shot from the point. Atkinson got a whack at it, with the puck dribbling behind Brodeur where Dubinsky pounced on it before the goalie could recover.

Soon after that goal was announced, Dubinsky played keep-away with the puck, going twice back and forth along the back wall, before feeding Atkinson, who lifted a shot high over Brodeur's shoulder from a hard angle to tie it.

"It's nice to be rewarded," Atkinson said of the victory. "We haven't gotten the bounces in a while."

Calvert broke a 3-all tie when he scored on a rebound after Brodeur blocked Dubinsky's shot 18 seconds into the third period.

Despite a two-goal deficit with a future Hall of Famer in the opposing net, the Blue Jackets still found a way to get two points.

"It's too bad to mess up a game we scored four goals," Brodeur said. "It doesn't happen often that we lose a game like that."

NOTES: New Jersey D Marek Zidlicky returned to the lineup after missing the previous game because of an upper-body injury. ... Columbus was playing its second game of a back-to-back after losing 2-1 at Pittsburgh the night before. The Devils had been off since Saturday. ... It was the second of a three-game road trip, all against Metropolitan Division opponents, for the Devils. ... Johansen extended his career-high point streak to six games (2-6-8).

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