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NHL: Columbus 4, Anaheim 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 34 shots and Nick Foligno backed him with two goals Monday in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 4-2 road victory over Anaheim.

NHL: Carolina 3, Columbus 2

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Brothers Eric and Jordan Staal erupted for a combined three goals in the third period Monday, rallying the Carolina Hurricanes over Columbus 3-2.

NHL: Columbus 5, Los Angeles 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- R.J. Umberger tallied twice Tuesday and the Columbus Blue Jackets claimed a club-record seventh straight win, 5-3 over Los Angeles.

NHL: Columbus 2, Phoenix 0

GLENDALE, Ariz., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Curtis McElhinney made 34 saves for his second shutout of the campaign Thursday, carrying Columbus to a 2-0 victory over Phoenix.

NHL: Columbus 6, Philadelphia 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- David Savard scored the go-ahead goal Saturday and the Columbus Blue Jackets used a big third period to dispatch Philadelphia 6-3.

NHL: Winnipeg 3, Columbus 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Evander Kane returned from an injury to notch the eventual game-winning goal in the third period Monday in the Winnipeg Jets' 3-2 win over Columbus.

NHL: Columbus 4, Minnesota 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Curtis McElhinney, forced into the role of No. 1 goaltender, recorded his first shutout of the season Friday in carrying Columbus to a 4-0 win over Minnesota.

NHL: Columbus 6, Toronto 0

TORONTO, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Ryan Johansen supplied two goals with an assist and Sergei Bobrovsky notched a shutout Monday in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 6-0 rout of Toronto.

NHL: Columbus 4, Ottawa 1

OTTAWA, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29-of-30 shots Sunday and the Columbus Blue Jackets scored three power-play goals in their 4-1 victory over Ottawa.

NHL: Montreal 3, Columbus 2 (SO)

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- David Desharnais produced the only goal of the shootout Friday, sending Montreal to a 3-2 victory over Columbus.

NHL: Columbus 5, New York Islanders 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Ryan Johansen and Brandon Dubinsky each supplied a goal and two assists Saturday and the Columbus Blue Jackets logged a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders.

NHL: Ottawa 4, Columbus 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Robin Lehner stopped 32-of-33 shots Tuesday and the Ottawa Senators ended a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over Columbus.

NHL: Columbus 3, Vancouver 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Curtis McElhinney turned aside 37-of-38 shots and R.J. Umberger got the go-ahead goal Sunday in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 3-1 win over Vancouver.

NHL: Columbus 4, Colorado 3 (OT)

DENVER, April 16 (UPI) -- Nick Foligno scored with 29 seconds left in overtime Monday and the playoff-hopeful Columbus Blue Jackets stayed in contention with a 4-3 win over Colorado.

NHL: Columbus 6, Calgary 4

CALGARY, Alberta, March 30 (UPI) -- Ryan Johansen finished off a four-goal second period for Columbus Friday and the Blue Jackets held on to defeat Calgary 6-4.
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R.J. Umberger
Philadelphia Flyers R.J. Umberger battles with Florida Panthers Joel Kwiatkowski in first period action, at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida, on December 26, 2005. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Richard Allen "R. J." Umberger, Jr. (born May 3, 1982) is an American professional ice hockey center and an alternate captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Umberger, who plays both left wing and center, played his high school hockey in the PIHL for the Plum Mustangs. In his sophomore year and final season, he accumulated 116 points in just 26 games. He capped off his season by scoring the game winning goal in double overtime in front of a packed house at the Harmarville Bladerunners to win the Penguins Cup. His efforts were recognized in 2006 when the Mustangs raised his number to the rafters of the Center Ice Arena in Delmont. He was called up to the Flyers roster in the 2005–06 NHL season.

Umberger is the second Western Pennsylvanian born hockey player to play in the NHL, along with Ryan Malone of the Tampa Bay Lightning. He scored his first career NHL goal on November 22, 2005 for the Flyers against the Lightning. Umberger began his career with the USA National Team Developmental Program after a successful developmental career with the Pittsburgh Hornets. On July 6, 2006, the Flyers announced that they had signed him to a two year contract.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "R.J. Umberger."
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