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NHL: Columbus 4, Montreal 3 (SO)

Nov. 7, 2008 at 10:25 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Derick Brassard scored the lone shootout goal Friday night and the Columbus Blue Jackets recorded a 4-3 victory against the Montreal Canadiens.

Regulation ended in a 3-3 tie after Montreal left wing Sergei Kostitsyn scored with 41 seconds left in the third period. The Blue Jackets won the shootout 1-0.

R.J. Umberger, Marc Methot and Fredrik Modin all scored once in regulation for Columbus.

Left wing Rick Nash and defenseman Jan Hejda both had two assists, and goalie Steve Mason surrendered three goals on 37 shots in the Blue Jackets' second win in a row.

Montreal got one goal each from Kostitsyn, Alex Tanguay (power play) and Patrice Brisebois (power play).

Goaltender Jaroslav Halak surrendered three goals on 28 shots for the Canadiens, whose three-game winning streak ended.

On the power play in the penalty-filled contest, Montreal went 2-for-7 while the Blue Jackets were scoreless in eight man-advantage chances.

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