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MTL@CBJ: Postgame

The Canadiens couldn't repeat the same result as last week against the Blue Jackets

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier. Translated by Matt Cudzinowski. @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

COLUMBUS - The Canadiens dropped a 5-2 decision to the Blue Jackets on Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena.

John Tortorella's squad didn't waste much time getting on the board. Forward Eric Robinson opened the scoring just 1:24 into the first period, converting a feed from David Savard to put Columbus up 1-0.

The Canadiens replied in the latter stages of the frame. With 3:29 remaining before the break, Artturi Lehkonen put home a Phillip Danault pass to level the score 1-1. For his part, Danault extended his point streak to four straight games.

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Both teams registered 13 shots on goal during the opening frame.

The Canadiens took the lead just over five minutes into the second period when Joel Armia tipped a Ben Chiarot pass beyond Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to put Montreal ahead 2-1.

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With a little over seven minutes left in the frame, though, centerman Pierre-Luc Dubois responded for the Blue Jackets and squared the scoreline by beating Carey Price on a shot from the slot.

After 40 minutes, the Canadiens held a 24-20 advantage in the shot department.

Columbus retook the lead with just over 13 minutes remaining in regulation time when forward Emil Bemstrom capitalized on a lucky bounce off the glass behind Price that ultimately deflected into the net off the seven-time All-Star.

Boone Jenner put the Blue Jackets ahead by a pair when he scored on the power play.

With 5:27 to go, Dubois scored his second goal of the game to put the Blue Jackets ahead 5-2.

That's the way things finished up.

The Canadiens will be back in action on Wednesday night against the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre.

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