Jarome Iginla scored once and added two assists to lead the Calgary Flames to a 6-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.
It was the first multipoint game of the season for the struggling Flames captain, who had only two goals and two assists through the first eight games.
Iginla played his second consecutive game on a line centered by Craig Conroy, and the reunited linemates combined to set up first-period goals by Curtis Glencross and Jay Bouwmeester as Calgary took a 3-1 lead.
With the Flames leading 4-3 in the third period, Iginla scored at 12:46 by snapping a shot from the faceoff dot into the top corner past goalie Steve Mason.
Daymond Langkow, Dion Phaneuf and Fredrik Sjostrom also scored for the Flames (6-2-1), who improved to 2-0 on a season-high five-game homestand.
Rick Nash, Derrick Brassard, and Jakub Voracek had goals for the Blue Jackets (5-2-0), who started a four-game road trip. Columbus finished with a 30-22 shots advantage.
Despite being outplayed for the entire period, Calgary broke a 3-3 tie at 13:44 of the second on Phaneuf's team-leading fifth goal.
A key sequence came early when the Flames, who led 2-0, received a 5-on-3 power play for 1:23. But Calgary's second-ranked power play couldn't generate anything against the Blue Jackets, who have the NHL's top penalty-killing unit.
Columbus struck while down two men. Nash used a burst of speed to beat Phaneuf to a loose puck in the Flames zone, and the Columbus captain swooped in on Miikka Kiprusoff, deking the goalie for his fourth goal of the season, and second short-handed tally in two games.
Calgary restored its two-goal lead when Bouwmeester netted his first with the Flames at 11:24. That seemed to ignite the Blue Jackets, who didn't allow another Calgary shot for more than 21 minutes.
Columbus converted its two-man advantage 25 seconds into the second period. Brassard's shot from the blue line through R.J. Umberger's screen at 52 seconds made it 3-2.
The Blue Jackets tied it 48 seconds later when Brassard set up Voracek, who roofed a shot while Kiprusoff was trapped out of position.
Mason had allowed only one goal in each of his previous two games, but he was beaten twice in the opening 4 minutes by the Flames, who recorded the first seven shots of the period.
Calgary opened the scoring at 2:42 when Bouwmeester's point shot deflected off the skate of a Columbus defenseman and went right to Langkow, who was left with an open net.
Glencross made it 2-0 at 3:57.
NOTES: Calgary D Aaron Johnson made his Flames debut. Acquired in an Oct. 7 trade with Chicago, it was Johnson's first game since April 12. Johnson was a healthy scratch for all 17 of Chicago's playoff games last season. ... Since the start of the 2007-08 season, Nash has 11 short-handed goals, second in the NHL behind Philadelphia's Mike Richards (12). ... Columbus D Mike Commmodore (groin) is practicing and is expected back in the lineup soon... The Blue Jackets fell to 3-1 when allowing the first goal.