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Blue Jackets snap 4-game skid, beat Lightning 3-1

Elvis Merzlikins stopped 37 shots in the win.
Credit: AP
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ross Colton (79) and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard (58) collide chasing the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. — David Savard scored his first goal in two years and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Elvis Merzlikins stopped 37 shots, helping the Blue Jackets snap a four-game winless streak.

Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cam Atkinson also scored for Columbus.

Mathieu Joseph scored for Tampa Bay, which has lost three consecutive games in regulation for the first time this season.

Curtis McElhinney finished with 18 saves for Tampa Bay.