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Blue Jackets try to continue success in Los Angeles

Columbus (11-11-3) at Los Angeles (10-11-4) 10:30 p.m. EST

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets try to bounce

back from a tough loss on Saturday when they visit the Los

Angeles Kings.

Captain Rick Nash and Fredrik Modin tallied for the Blue Jackets

on Thursday, but it was not enough for a win as the Blue Jackets

stumbled to a 3-2 setback against the San Jose Sharks in the

first leg of a three-game road trip.

Columbus, which has never earned a regulation victory in San

Jose, outshot the Sharks 14-4 in the first period and held a 1-0

lead after the session.

San Jose, which owns the best record in the NHL, chipped away at

the lead and a third-period goal by Joe Thornton sealed the win,

dropping the Blue Jackets to 1-13-2 all-time at HP Pavilion.

Columbus is looking forward to playing in Los Angeles, where it

posted a 3-0-1 record last season.

The Blue Jackets hope to duplicate that success against the

Kings, who have dropped each of their last three games despite a

valiant effort on Friday.

Los Angeles scored four unanswered goals in the second period to

erase a 3-0 deficit against the Edmonton Oilers.

However, Dustin Penner's goal at 8:23 of the third period tied

the score and Ales Hemsky scored the decisive tally in the third

round of the shootout as the Oilers escaped with a 5-4 victory.



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