Paajarvi leads Oilers past Blue Jackets 3-1

Paajarvi leads Oilers past Blue Jackets 3-1
February 10, 2013, 9:15 pm
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Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14), of Montenegro, goes to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies defenders Austin Daye (5), Darrell Arthur (00), Marc Gasol (33) of Spain, and Mike Conley, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday Feb. 10, 2013, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Magnus Paajarvi scored a go-ahead short-handed goal with 3:10 remaining and Devan Dubnyk made 39 saves as the Edmonton Oilers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets on Sunday night.

Sam Gagner scored into an open net and assisted on the game-winner, and Ales Hemsky scored in the first period for Edmonton, which still has earned points in four of its last six.

R.J. Umberger scored his first of the season to tie it in the third for Columbus, which lost its third straight despite outshooting the Oilers 40-14 overall and 15-3 in the third period.