Jenner scores twice to help Columbus beat Ottawa 4-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Boone Jenner scored twice, Cam Atkinson and Brandon Saad each had goals and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Saturday night.
Seth Jones had two assists and Joonas Korpisalo made 33 saves for Columbus. Atkinson also had an assist while the last-place Blue Jackets won for the fourth time in five games.
Jenner’s second goal came with 43 seconds remaining into an empty net after Cody Ceci scored with just over 4 minutes remaining to cut Columbus’ lead to one.
Saad beat Craig Anderson with 5:35 left for his 21st goal of the year.
Bobby Ryan scored on a 5-on-3 at 2:19 of the third to make it 2-1.
Anderson stopped 36 of 39 shots. The Senators have lost three straight.
Atkinson ripped a shot just inside the top right of the goal off a pass from Brandon Dubinsky at 14:47 to give Columbus a two-goal advantage.
Jenner opened the scoring on a tip-in past Anderson with 1:31 left in the first. Jones gathered a pass from Atkinson on the right wing and fired the puck toward the goal. Anderson stopped it initially, only to have Jenner push it into the net after it trickled through his legs.
Jones has 10 assists in 16 games with Columbus after only getting 10 assists in 40 games with Nashville prior to a trade on Jan. 6. The 20 assists are a career high for the 21-year-old defenseman — he had 19 in each of his first two seasons.
NOTES: Ottawa wins the season series 2-1. … Korpisalo is 8-1-2 in his last 11 starts. … Columbus defenseman David Savard returned to the lineup after missing 11 games with an oblique injury. … Ottawa’s Mark Borowiecki left in the second period with an upper body injury and did not return