Letestu's 2 goals lead CBJ past Kings, 3-1

The Associated Press
Letestu's 2 goals lead CBJ past Kings
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson (13) takes the puck away from Los Angeles Kings' Trevor Lewis (22) during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Mark Letestu scored twice and Jack Johnson had a goal against his former teammates to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to their fourth straight win Thursday night, a 3-1 victory that ended the Los Angeles Kings' three-game winning streak.

It was only the second two-goal game of Letestu's career, the other coming when he was with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Jack Johnson also had a goal in his first game since being traded by the Kings. Steve Mason had 16 saves before he left with an injury, with Curtis Sanford coming on in relief to make 13 stops. Vinny Prospal added two assists.

Anze Kopitar scored a short-handed goal for the Kings.