Blue Jackets push streak to five with win over Caps

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The Columbus Blue Jackets’ extended their win streak to five games with a 3-2 overtime win over Washington Capitals Thursday night.

Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky made 39 saves and Nick Foligno’s netted the overtime winner at 4:41 of the extra period.

“We battled, I was so proud of our penalty kill, that’s a hell of a power play over there and we gained momentum from it when we killed them off,” said Foligno post-game. “We did a lot of good things, we stuck to our guns. We kept the puck down low and played against a really really good hockey team that we’re chasing in the standings.”

Foligno had a pair in the win and now has 13 on the season – five shy of his career best (18), which he reached last season.

Defenseman Kevin Connauton had the other goal for Columbus.

Eric Fehr and Troy Brouwer had the Washington goals.

“That’s one of the growing processes we have to go through,” Columbus coach Todd Richards said. “When things weren’t going well for us [earlier in the season] we didn’t respond the right way. So a positive sign about tonight is that despite being down 1-0 and 2-1, the guys stuck with it. We got some saves when we needed it, but the guys stuck with it.”

The loss snaps the Capitals three-game winning streak.

Braden Holtby made 20 saves in the loss.