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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Left winger Nick Foligno scored twice, and the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 at Honda Center on Monday night.

The Blue Jackets (29-23-4) captured their third in a row and handed the Ducks (40-13-5) a second straight loss.

Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 34 shots, while Anaheim netminder Frederik Andersen had 29 saves.

Bobrovsky, who has won 12 of his last 14 starts, was outstanding for two periods, stopping everything the Ducks through at him. He made an impressive leg save of a point-blank shot by center Andrew Cogliano in the second period. Bobrovsky also made an outstanding glove save of an attempt by center Daniel Winnik early in the third.

Anaheim, which hadn't scored in more than five periods, finally got one past Bobrovsky at 5:45 of the third as left winger Patrick Maroon backhanded a pass to center Mathieu Perreault, who scored, cutting the Ducks' deficit to 2-1.

Foligno delivered three minutes later, scoring on a rebound of a miss by left winger R.J. Umberger, who had a pair of assists. Foligno scored on another rebound at 13:07, this one coming off the stick of right winger Cam Atkinson on a two-man advantage for a 4-1 lead.

Anaheim center Ryan Getzlaf scored his 27th goal by punching in an attempt by defenseman Hampus Lindholm with 3:19 remaining.

The Ducks were coming off a 2-0 loss to the Dallas Stars on Saturday. Though they are 22-4-2 at Honda Center in their past 28 games, the Ducks have dropped three of four during their current homestand and four of six the past two weeks. They have a showdown looming Wednesday when the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks visit.

Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen converted a pass from behind the net by right winger Nathan Horton and fired it over the left shoulder of Andersen for a 1-0 Columbus lead with 8:50 left in the first period. It was Johansen's 23rd goal.

Columbus made it 2-0 when defenseman James Wisniewski ripped a shot from the top of the circle that deflected off the right skate of Umberger for a power-play goal with 3:17 remaining in the second period.

NOTES: The Ducks held an 8-2 margin in shots on goal midway through the first period before the Blue Jackets attempted the final eight for a 10-8 advantage in the period. ... Entering Monday's game, Anaheim had a league-best 16-7-1 mark when its opponent scored first. ... The Ducks recalled C David Steckel from AHL Norfolk on Saturday. ... The Blue Jackets recalled D Tim Erixon from AHL Springfield on Sunday. ... Columbus, one of the league's youngest clubs, has six players who have played fewer than 100 games. They include C Boone Jenner, D Cody Goloubef, G Curtis McElhinney, D David Savard, RW Corey Tropp and D Ryan Murray. ... Columbus resumes its West Coast swing Thursday against the Los Angeles Kings and Friday against the San Jose Sharks. ... The game drew a crowd of 14,044.
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