Blue Jackets 3, Ducks 2 (OT)

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Fedor Tyutin scored a goal at 2:19 of overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks before 15,074 fans Wednesday night at Honda Center.

The Blue Jackets never led until Tyutin's goal, which he guided past Anaheim goalie Victor Fasth on a pass from Nick Foligno.

The victory was the fifth in a row for Columbus (21-16-7). Anaheim (27-11-5) suffered its third consecutive setback.

The Ducks took a 2-1 advantage on a wild scramble near the Blue Jackets' net. Center David Steckel gathered a loose puck and flicked toward the goal. The puck went airborne, but when it came down, it dribbled into the net to the left of Bobrovsky, who had lost track of it, at 4:53 of the third period.

It was Steckel's first goal of the season in 29 games.

But Columbus left wing Matt Calvert knotted the score again by rebounding a miss by Brandon Dubinsky and scoring at 9:43 of the third.

The Blue Jackets had rallied from a 1-0 deficit with 3:22 remaining in the second period when Blake Comeau fielded a pass just outside the crease from James Wisniewski and slapped it past Fasth for a 1-1 tie.

Columbus was coming off a 2-1 overtime win at Colorado on Monday night, leaving the Blue Jackets tied with Detroit with 47 points apiece for the eighth spot in the Western Conference race entering the game at Anaheim. But the Red Wings dropped a 3-2 decision at Calgary on Wednesday night.

Defenseman Sami Vatanen put the Ducks on the board with his first NHL goal, coming on a power play at 11:37 of the first period. Vatanen, who was called up Wednesday from the Ducks' Norfolk (Va.) affiliate, scored on assists from Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry six seconds after the Blue Jackets' Blake Comeau was sent to the penalty box for holding.

Anaheim almost gave up a short-handed goal earlier in the opening period. Shortly after Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin was called for interference, RJ Umberger got a breakaway and attempted a backhanded shot, but Fasth stopped it.

The Ducks outshot the Blue Jackets 12-7 in the opening period.

NOTES: The two clubs capped their three-game series for the season. The Blue Jackets earned a 2-1 overtime decision March 31 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, while the Ducks prevailed 3-2 on Feb. 18 at Honda Center. ... The Ducks' final regular-season road trip, which lasts four games, begins Friday at Calgary. ... The Blue Jackets continue their six-game road trip Thursday at Los Angeles. ... The Ducks have an 11-4-5 road record and have scored 27 points in 20 road games, fifth best in the NHL.
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