Columbus Blue Jackets center Vinny Prospal (22) celebrates his game winning goal against the Dallas Stars during the third period at Nationwide Arena. Columbus defeated Dallas 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (US PRESSWIRE)

Jackets End Four-Game Skid Against Dallas

Vinny Prospal and Derek Dorsett scored goals and Sergei Bobrovsky made 24 stops in the Blue Jackets’ 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars Monday night. The victory ended a four-game losing streak for Columbus.

The Stars scored the game’s first goal, courtesy of Philip Larsen. Larsen fired a wrist shot from the point that got past Bobrovsky. The goaltender was screened on the play.

Dorsett responded late in the second period to tie the affair. Dorsett finished off a nice passing play on a 3-on-2 rush to score his first goal of the season. Fedor Tyutin earned his fourth assist (and fifth point) of the season by assisting on the tally.

Early in the third frame, Prospal scored his second goal of the year, that ultimately turned out to be the game-winner. From a bad angle, Prospal threw the puck on goal, and it somehow found its way into the net. James Wisniewski and Jack Johnson assisted on the goal.

Columbus outshot Dallas 27-25. They obtained 17 shots on goal in the second period. The Blue Jackets now have a record of 2-3-1, and surprisingly occupy the ninth seed in the Western Conference.

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