Sergei Bobrovsky helps Columbus Blue Jackets top Dallas Stars 4-2

Sergei Bobrovsky had 11 of his 24 saves in the third period, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Dallas Stars 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Columbus scored the first three goals of the game, but the Stars pulled within one before Bobrovsky shut them out in the third. Dallas outshot the Blue Jackets 11-4 during the period.

Mark Letestu sealed the victory by scoring on a 2-on-1 break with 2:58 remaining in his return after missing 28 games because of a groin/abdominal injury.

Columbus' Nick Foligno had three assists, and Scott Hartnell added two. Ryan Johansen had a goal and an assist, and James Wisniewski and Kevin Connauton also scored goals for the Blue Jackets.

Ales Hemsky and Antoine Roussel scored in the second period for Dallas. The Stars outshot Columbus 26-20 for the game.

Anders Lindback had 16 saves in only his fifth start for the Stars.

The Blue Jackets have won their last four games in Dallas.

Wisniewski scored his fourth goal at 5:21 of the first period when his shot from the slot deflected off Hemsky's stick and Lindback's left leg.

Johansen added a power-play goal at 7:26. He took a pass from Hartnell into the right faceoff circle. When Lindback went low, Johansen lifted the puck over him and into the net.

The Stars outshot the Blue Jackets 9-6 in the first but couldn't score, even with two power plays.

Connauton sent a shot from the blue line past Lindback at 3:57 of the second.

Dallas then rallied to get back in the game. Jason Spezza skated past the goalmouth to screen Bobrovsky on Hemsky's goal at 5:28, and Roussel tipped in a shot by Ryan Garbutt at 13:14.

NOTES: Kari Lehtonen had started the previous 12 games in goal for Dallas. ... RW Cam Atkinson (upper body injury) returned to Columbus' lineup after being out three games. ... Blue Jackets D Fedor Tyutin played in his 700th NHL game. ... Johansen has nine points (four goals, five assists) during an eight-game point streak. ... Connauton played against his former teammates for the first time since the Blue Jackets claimed him on waivers from Dallas on Nov. 18. ... Hemsky, scoreless in his first 21 games, has scored all five of his goals in the last 15 games. ... The Stars activated C Shawn Horcoff (illness) from injured reserve, but he was a healthy scratch.