Bobrovsky stands tall as Blue Jackets beat Stars 4-1

Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, makes a save as teammate Dean Kukan, right center, of Switzerland, Dallas Stars' Justin Dowling, left center, and Gemel Smith look for the rebound during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Sergei Bobrovsky made 27 saves to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Anthony Duclair, Markus Nutivaara, Nick Foligno and Ryan Murray scored for the Blue Jackets, who snapped a two-game skid.

Ben Bishop stopped 30 shots and Jamie Benn scored for the Stars, who lost their second straight after winning three in a row.

Bobrovsky, who has struggled lately, played one his better games this season, capping it by withstanding a 6-on-5 surge after Dallas pulled Bishop late in the game.

Duclair used a screen by teammate Boone Jenner to beat Bishop with a shot from the left circle with a minute left in the opening period, giving Columbus its first power-play goal in six games going back to Oct. 25.

Nutivaara made it 2-0 with his second goal of the season in the middle of the second period, a one-timer from the right circle off a slick cross-ice pass from Artemi Panarin. Foligno rocketed a one-timer over Bishop’s shoulder from the left dot late in the second to give the Blue Jackets a two-goal lead.

Dallas scored on a power-play early in the third, with Benn getting his team-leading seventh goal of the season.

Murray finished it with an empty-net goal with about two minutes left.

NOTES: Columbus has beaten Dallas six straight times. ... D Dean Kukan replaced Scott Harrington in the Columbus lineup. F Lukas Sedlak replaced Oliver Bjorkstrand. ... Dallas forward Brett Ritchie missed his second straight game due to an illness. D Marc Methot missed his third game with a lower-body injury. F Alexander Radulov missed his fourth game with a lower-body injury. ... Jenner has three assists in the past three games. ... Bobrovsky is 11-1-1 against Dallas in his career.


Dallas: Hosts San Jose on Thursday night.

Columbus: At Washington on Friday night.

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