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Quirky goal by Samuelsson gives Canucks 4-3 comeback win over Blue Jackets

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mikael Samuelsson scored on a lazy, deflected popup that wafted over goalie Steve Mason's head, capping the Vancouver Canucks' comeback from a two-goal deficit to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Friday night.

It was the first loss for interim coach Claude Noel after he won his fist three.

In addition to Samuelsson's goal eight minutes into the third period, Sami Salo had the tying goal earlier in the period and Nolan Baumgartner and Kyle Wellwood also scored.

Rick Nash, Jared Boll and Raffi Torres had goals for Columbus, which failed in its attempt to win a fourth game in a row for the first time this season.

Andrew Raycroft (100-100-26) collected his 100th career win.

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