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COLUMBUS Los Angeles Kings Hats Authentic , Ohio (AP) — Carey Price was terrific for the Montreal Canadiens on a night his team was outplayed for much of the game and outshot by the Columbus Blue Jackets. That’s how it happens sometimes when things are going right.Price stopped 34 shots as the Canadiens won their fourth in a row, beating the Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night. Surging Montreal has won five of the last six while trying to move out of the middle of the pack in the Atlantic Division. The Canadiens are a point out of second place behind Toronto.Columbus, which had its own four-game win streak come to an end, outshot Montreal 35-26, but Price stopped some shots that would have been goals on other nights for the hot Blue Jackets. The Columbus top-liners — Cam Atkinson, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Artemi Panarin — all came up empty after each recorded points in every game of the win streak.Tomas Tatar and Joel Armia each scored twice as the Canadiens won in Columbus for the first time since 2015.“It’s a hard league to win on the road,” said Tatar, who got his first goals in 11 games Custom Los Angeles Kings Jerseys , a drought dating to Dec. 28. “We were mentally ready for the game and we played great.”Joonas Korpisalo had 22 saves for the Blue Jackets, who play the second leg of a back-to-back on Saturday before heading into their bye week and the All-Star break.Korpisalo allowed a big rebound on a slap shot by Shea Weber and Tatar tapped it in for an easy goal for Montreal 6:44 into the game.Tatar got behind the Columbus defense and beat Korpisalo again in the second period, during a stretch in which the Blue Jackets were dominating but couldn’t find the back of the net.Columbus got on the board 5:17 into the third period when Oliver Bjorkstrand knocked one into the net amid heavy traffic in front.Armia got his first after Korpisalo had abandoned the net and was going to the bench to make way for an extra skater. He added an empty-netter with 1:12 left in the game.“I like the way our team handled the third period,” Montreal coach Claude Julien said. “We didn’t stop playing, we didn’t give them much, we closed the play quickly. The second (period) was a little bit off. A big win in this building that’s been extremely hot as of late.”The Blue Jackets hit the post four times. Atkinson, the team’s stop scorer and an NHL All-Star, was 0 for 6 shooting the puck.“I think we played well enough to get at least a point out of that — but we don’t www.officialwild.com ,” Columbus coach John Tortorella said.Columbus is tied for second in points with Washington and one behind the New York Islanders in the Metropolitan Division.NOTES: Columbus F Brandon Dubinsky was back in the lineup after missing four games with a strained oblique muscle. Anthony Duclair was a healthy scratch to make room. … Montreal F Paul Byron served the first of a three-game suspension for a charge and hit the head against Florida Panthers defenseman MacKenzie Weegar on Tuesday. Matthew Peca replaced him. … Montreal, with the league’s worst power play, was 0 for 3 with the man advantage.UP NEXT:Montreal: Hosts Philadelphia on Saturday.Columbus: At Minnesota on Saturday night. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A long midseason break apparently was just what Conor Sheary needed.Coming back from a bye week followed by the All-Star weekend, the Buffalo Sabres forward was ready, ending an 11-game goal drought with the winner Tuesday night.Sheary got an easy tap-in 2:12 into the third period to lift Buffalo over the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4.Artemi Panarin was roundly booed by his home fans when he was introduced in the starting lineup. This was Columbus’ first game since Panarin’s agent said the star forward would not discuss a new contract until after the season. Panarin will be an unrestricted free agent. He wasn’t made available for interviews after the game.Sheary and linemate Evan Rodrigues each had a goal and an assist for the Sabres, who had lost four of five before getting the time off. Sheary has struggled all season and hadn’t scored since before Christmas.“Coming off the break, I had fresh legs and was well-rested Minnesota Wild T-Shirts Authentic ,” Sheary said. “I have to give credit to my linemates when credit is due. I think our line in general was buzzing all night and we had good chemistry, and I think all that together just added up to a good night.”Carter Hutton had 33 saves to get his first win since Jan. 8.Buffalo had a solid game except for a stretch at the end of the second period when Columbus scored two quick goals to tie it at 4. That set up Sheary’s go-ahead goal, and Hutton shut down Columbus the rest of the way.Coach Phil Housely said the break benefited the Sabres, who are in fifth place in the Atlantic Division.“I just thought it was a reboot,” he said, “We talked about it the first day back on Sunday, just getting back to what has made us successful, going back to training camp and our thought process through that. I think for the most part we did a really good job.”Pierre-Luc Dubois and Cam Atkinson each had a goal an assist for Columbus Minnesota Wild Hoodies Authentic , and Sergei Bobrovsky had 29 saves.The Blue Jackets, who also were coming off a bye week, lost their third in a row as they try to stay among the leaders in the Metropolitan Division. They dropped both ends of a back-to-back before the break after winning four straight.“They were quicker, they won more battles,” said Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky, who scored in the second period. “A pretty unacceptable game almost all the way through.”Rodrigues opened the scoring 2:15 into the game when he put back Casey Mittlestadt’s rebound. Dubois tied it up for Columbus a minute later, redirecting Ryan Murray’s shot.Later in the first, Rasmus Ristolainen flicked a nice pass to Sam Reinhart Minnesota Wild Hats Authentic , who finished from the slot. Two minutes later, Tage Thompson beat Bobrovsky to give Buffalo a 3-1 lead.Foligno poked a goal past Sutton on a power play 21 seconds into the second period. Before the Nationwide Arena crowd had finished celebrating, Skinner gave Buffalo a two-goal lead again on a breakaway.The Blue Jackets’ two quick ones late in the second period erased the Buffalo lead.NOTES: Rodrigues has scored in each of the last four games and has points in six of his last seven. … Ristolainen has four assists in the last four games. … Columbus F Markus Hannikainen returned after being out since Jan. 8 because of an elbow injury. … The Blue Jackets called up center Mark Letestu from Cleveland (AHL) before the game, but he was a healthy scratch. … Columbus F Boone Jenner sat out with an unspecified injury. Lukas Sedlak replaced him.UP NEXT:Buffalo: At Dallas on Wednesday.Columbus: At Winnipeg on Thursday.