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McElhinney stops 34 shots, Blue Jackets score 4 goals in 3rd period to beat Senators 4-1

  • Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Curtis McElhinney (30) pushes the puck away as teammate David Savard (58) and Ottawa Senators' David Legwand (17) look on during the first period on an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario.  (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)

    Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Curtis McElhinney (30) pushes the puck away as teammate David Savard (58) and Ottawa Senators' David Legwand (17) look on during the first period on an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)  (The Associated Press)

  • Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Curtis McElhinney (30) makes a glove save against the Ottawa Senators during the first period on an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario.  (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)

    Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Curtis McElhinney (30) makes a glove save against the Ottawa Senators during the first period on an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)  (The Associated Press)

  • Columbus Blue Jackets' Ryan Johansen (19) is checked by Ottawa Senators' Cody Ceci (5) during the first period on an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario.  (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)

    Columbus Blue Jackets' Ryan Johansen (19) is checked by Ottawa Senators' Cody Ceci (5) during the first period on an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)  (The Associated Press)

Curtis McElhinney stopped 34 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets scored four goals in the third period to beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Saturday night.

Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Scott Hartnell and Mark Letestu had the goals to help the Blue Jackets win for the second time in two nights.

Erik Condra had the only goal for the Senators, also in the third period. Robin Lehner stopped 29 shots as Ottawa lost its third straight.

After two scoreless periods, Atkinson put Columbus ahead at 4:13 of the third as he converted his own rebound. Foligno made it 2-0 when he scored on a backhander through Lehner's legs at 8:51.

After Condra got Ottawa on the scoreboard less than 2 minutes later, Hartnell had an empty-netter with 1:16 remaining to restore Columbus' two-goal lead. Letestu sealed the win with 13 seconds left.