Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice, Elvis Merzlikins stopped 27 shots, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the visiting Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Wednesday night for their sixth victory in a row.
Bjorkstand broke the tie with a top-shelf shot over the shoulder of Winnipeg goalie Laurent Brossoit with 5:38 left in the third period. Bjorkstrand had his second consecutive two-goal game since missing 13 games because of a rib/oblique injury.
Seth Jones and Gustav Nyquist also scored for the Blue Jackets, who go into the All-Star break and their NHL-required winter break 16-2-4 since Dec. 9. Merzlikins won his fifth consecutive start, and Pierre-Luc Dubois tied a career high with three assists.
Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist, and Mason Appleton and Neal Pionk (Hermantown) also scored for Winnipeg.