Blue Jackets forward Sergei Fedorov fell and slammed into the
end boards 30 seconds into the second period, injuring his
shoulder. The 36-year-old center didn't return and was to be
Jochen Hecht beat Blue Jackets goaltender Ty Conklin with a long
shot 17 seconds after Fedorov left to give Buffalo a 1-0 lead.
Columbus responded with two power-play goals in a 37-second span
midway through the period.
Nash fired a one-timed shot from the right circle past Ryan
Miller at 9:49. Balastik then steered the puck into an open net
before Miller could recover to make it 2-1.
Carter made a nifty move to score on a backhand shot -- another
Columbus power-play tally -- at 5:35 of the third period.
Platt beat Miller with a shot from the right circle.