Bjorkstrand leads Blue Jackets past Jets for 6th straight

Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, center, of Denmark, celebrates his goal against the Winnipeg Jets with teammates Zach Werenski, left, and Pierre-Luc Dubois during the third period (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)--- Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice, Elvis Merzlikins stopped 27 shots, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3.

Bjorkstand broke the tie with a top-shelf shot over the shoulder of Winnipeg goalie Laurent Brossoit with 5:38 left in the game.

Bjorkstrand recorded his second two-goal game in a row since missing 13 games with a rib/oblique injury.

Seth Jones and Gustav Nyquist also scored for the Blue Jackets, who go into the All-Star break and their NHL-required winter break 16-2-4 since Dec. 9. Merzlikins won his fifth straight start.

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