Blue Jackets Break Streak With Last Minute Goal
November 21, 2002

For a change, the Columbus Blue Jackets won a game in the last minute rather than losing one.

David Vyborny scored while falling to the ice with 47.7 seconds, giving the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory over the Saint Louis Blues.

The Blue Jackets have lost three games this season on goals in the final 35 seconds and another when they had a lead with a little more than a minute left.

Marc Denis of Columbus stopped 27 shots after Pavol Demitra scored on the Blues' first shot just 16 seconds in, the fastest goal ever scored against Columbus.

Ray Whitney had two assists for Columbus, which snapped a four-game winless streak. One of those assists led to the game-winning goal.

Mike Sillinger and Grant Marshall also scored for Columbus. Al MacInnis tied the game at two for the Blues in the third period.

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