Third period surge propels Blue Jackets over Islanders

The Columbus Blue Jackets snapped their five-game losing streak Saturday night, thanks to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders.

They scored three times in the third period, including goals from RJ Umberger and Cam Atkinson less than three minutes apart to break what was a 2-2 deadlock coming out of the second intermission.

Ryan Johansen and Brandon Dubinsky each had a goal and two assists for Columbus.

For the Islanders, the loss wasn’t the only piece of bad news from this game.

Forward Thomas Vanek left the game in the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return. He played only one shift before suffering the injury.

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