Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves in his 13th career shutout and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Saturday night.
The Blue Jackets won their second game in two nights after losing their first two games of the season. Dallas is 0-1-1 in the last two games, both at home.
Josh Anderson, Scott Hartnell and Matt Calvert scored for Columbus.
Anderson’s goal came at 16:04 of the second period. Boone Jenner passed across the goal mouth and Anderson tapped in the puck from the left side before Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen could slide back into position.
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Hartnell scored at 9:02 of the third period. Calvert added an empty-net goal with 1:12 to play.
Columbus has won seven of the last 10 games between the teams. Bobrovsky is 8-1-1 in his career vs. Dallas. Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen made 23 saves.
Dallas outshot the Blue Jackets 9-7 in the scoreless first period, and had nothing to show for a 15-8 advantage in shots on goal in the second.
The Stars’ best scoring chance came midway through the second period, when Bobrovsky stopped Devin Shore’s tip-in attempt.
Anderson’s goal came with Dallas captain Jamie Benn and the Blue Jackets’ Brandon Dubinsky were in the penalty box for fighting.
The goal was set up after a Dallas pass intended for Brett Ritchie, skating in toward the goal, didn’t reach him because it hit a linesman. Ritchie was late in skating back on defense, so Columbus had a manpower advantage.
Hartnell beat Lehtonen 1-on-1 with a low shot after taking a pass from Karlsson in the right faceoff circle.
Columbus’ Cam Atkinson sent a penalty shot wide left at 9:39 of the third period. It was awarded because the Stars’ John Klingberg slid his stick into Atkinson’s path on a short-handed breakaway.
NOTES: Dallas’ injury-riddled front line was without two forwards hurt in Thursday’s game. Patrick Sharp (concussion-like symptoms) was placed on injured reserve, and Patrick Eaves (lower-body injury) was scratched. Taking their places were Ales Hemsky, back from a groin injury, and Gemel Smith, recalled from Texas of the AHL for his NHL debut. … The Blue Jackets were without D Ryan Murray, who was elbowed in the jaw during Friday’s win over Chicago. … Columbus was 0 for 2 on the power play and Dallas 0 for 5, but two of those lasted just 3 seconds each.
First Period—None. Penalties—Wennberg, CBJ, (holding), 12:21.
Second Period—1, Clb, Anderson 2 (Jones, Jenner), 16:04. Penalties—Dubinsky, CBJ, (slashing), 6:13; Faksa, DAL, (interference), 12:50; Foligno, CBJ, (tripping), 12:53; Dubinsky, CBJ, Major (fighting), 16:23; Benn, DAL, Major (fighting), 16:23.
Third Period—2, Clb, Hartnell 1 (Karlsson, Werenski), 9:02. 3, Clb, Calvert 1 (Dubinsky), 18:48. Penalties—Savard, CBJ, (tripping), 9:21; Klingberg, DAL, Penalty Shot (interference - throwing object (penalty shot)), 9:39; Prout, CBJ, (high sticking), 11:18; Faksa, DAL, (tripping), 15:55.
Shots on Goal—Clb 7-8-11—26. Dal 9-15-8—32. Power plays—Clb 0 of 2; Dal 0 of 5. Goalies—Clb, Bobrovsky 2-2-0 (32 shots-32 saves). Dal, Lehtonen 1-2-1 (25-23). A—18,532 (18,532). T—2:31.