Recap: Jackets 3, Flames 4
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Rene Bourque and Curtis Glencross scored power-play goals in a 1:21 span midway through the second period with Columbus' Antoine Vermette serving a double-minor for high-sticking in the Calgary Flames' 4-3 victory over the Blue Jackets on Friday night.
A night after Columbus' R.J. Umberger missed on a penalty shot in a loss in Edmonton, the Blue Jackets failed on two chances against Miikka Kiprusoff. Matt Calvert failed to score on the first attempt in the second period and Vermette missed with a chance to tie it midway through the third.
Jarome Iginla and Olli Jokinen scored first-period goals for Calgary, 14-3-3 in its last 20 games. The Flames jumped from a tie for seventh place to fifth alone in the congested Western Conference standings.
Kiprusoff made 37 saves. Glencross also had two assists.
Craig Rivet opened the scoring for Columbus in the first and Vermette tied it in the second before taking the costly penalty. Jan Hejda cut it to 3-2 early in the third.
Columbus has lost four straight, all on the road.