Columbus Blue Jackets snap skid with victory over Tampa Bay Lightning

Apr 6, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Patrik Laine (29) shoots the puck as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) defends during the first period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus’ Max Domi and Jack Roslovic each notched a goal and an assist in the Blue Jackets’ 4-2 win over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

Fourth-line center Zac Dalpe tallied for the first time since Oct. 20, 2016 — a span of 1,629 days — as the Blue Jackets moved to 3-1-1 against the Lightning.

Nick Foligno scored into an empty net, and Seth Jones, Cam Atkinson, Zach Werenski and Alexandre Texier posted assists for the Blue Jackets, who won for just the second time in their last nine games (2-6-1).

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Making his second consecutive start and third straight appearance, Joonas Korpisalo (9-11-6) made 36 saves, allowing only third-period goals by rookie Ross Colton and Ryan McDonagh.

Pat Maroon provided two assists, Tyler Johnson had one and Andrei Vasilevskiy (23-6-1) made 26 saves on 29 shots for the Lightning, who are 2-5-0 in their last seven.

Opening a four-game homestand, the Blue Jackets killed off the game’s first power play — a delay of game infraction by Korpisalo after flipping the puck into the stands — and capitalized just over a minute later in the first period.

From the Columbus defensive end, Jones sent a crisp pass to Domi on the neutral zone boards and zipped it to a streaking Dalpe through the slot. Dalpe then chipped it past Vasilevskiy for a 1-0 lead at 14:57.

It was also the team’s first goal in the opening period in 10 games, dating back to a March 18 match against Carolina.

In coach John Tortorella’s doghouse recently and a healthy scratch on Saturday at Florida, Roslovic made it 2-0 after a strong forecheck by Atkinson ended with a short pass to the second-line center, who went top shelf on the near post for his seventh goal at 2:03.

Korpisalo was strong against the Lighting to close the period, and the home side outshot them 12-11 to carry the two-goal lead into the dressing room.

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At the 6:08 mark in the third, Domi gave Columbus a 3-0 lead when his shot on Columbus’ third man advantage found its way in from the right circle for his sixth goal.

Tampa Bay pulled Vasilevskiy for the extra skater with over seven minutes left — resulting in Foligno’s goal — and Colton and McDonagh netted for the final margin.

–Field Level Media