Series (Game 1 of 4)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Friday, October 14th
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Game 2: Wednesday, December 28th
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Game 3: Sunday, March 5th
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Game 4: Sunday, March 19th
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Blue Jackets 3

(1-4-0, 2 pts)

Ducks 4

(2-1-1, 5 pts)

10:30 PM ET, October 14, 2005

Honda Center, Anaheim, California

1 2 3 T
CBJ 0 1 23
ANA 0 2 24

J. Lupul (Ducks - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

J. Hrdina (Blue Jackets - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

B. Berard (Blue Jackets - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Carney's late tally helps Ducks fend off Blue Jackets

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Keith Carney's goal with 2:36 to play Friday night lifted the Anaheim Mighty Ducks to a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Carney ripped a slap shot past Blue Jackets goalie Pascal Leclaire just 1:31 after Jan Hrdina scored his second goal of the game to lift Columbus into a tie.

Anaheim's Joffrey Lupul gave the Ducks a 3-2 lead with 12:31 left before Hrdina tied it. Bryan Berard scored a power-play goal earlier in the third period to get the Blue Jackets even at 2. Columbus was just 1-for-24 with the man advantage before Berard connected.

Both teams were without top offensive players. Anaheim center Sergei Fedorov was held out with a groin injury, and defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh was sidelined by the flu. Columbus forward Rick Nash was out again because of a sprained right ankle.

The Blue Jackets fell to 1-2 on a four-game road trip that ends Sunday at Los Angeles.

Jonathan Hedstrom calmly maneuvered with the puck deep in the Columbus zone before sending a pass through the crease to Travis Moen, who lofted a backhand shot over Leclaire to give Anaheim a 1-0 lead 7:50 into the second period.

Lupul swatted in a rebound just outside the crease with 4:07 to play in the second. Rookie Corey Perry assisted on the play. Perry has a point in each of Anaheim's four games this season, becoming the first rookie in franchise history to do so.

Game notes

Anaheim D Jason Marshall went to the locker room after being hit in the face while blocking a shot by Jaroslav Balastik in the first period. ... Nash is expected to be out another two weeks because of the ankle injury sustained during a training camp scrimmage Sept. 14. He played fewer than nine minutes in the Blue Jackets' season opener on Oct. 5 and hasn't played since.

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