Patrick Line and Jack Roslovic scored their first goals after trading last month and the Columbus Blue Jackets took the Dallas Stars 4-3 Thursday night.
The victory allowed the Blue Jackets to split the series into two games with the Texas roster and ended a brief two-game defeat.
Oliver Jrkstrand led the winning attack with a goal and assist, while another goal was the work of Cam Atkinson. Goalkeeper Junas Korpisa flipped 24 puck.
Quebec forward Pierre-Luke Dubois bought Line and Roslovics with assistance from Winnipeg Jets on January 23 in a deal to send them to Manitoba.
Star scorers are Jason Dickinson, Roop Hintz and Jamie Benn. Goalkeeper Anton Khudobin saved 21 for the Star Keys, who suffered their second setback in control in eight games.
The Blue Jackets, who dominated the first period, found a way to give Jorkstrand and Roslovic goals a 2-0 lead.
At the start of the second period Hintz halved the Blue Jackets’ lead, but line John Torotorella gave the team a two-goal lead.
On another note, the Blue Jackets announced that they were naming goalkeeper Elvis Merzlikins, who suffered an upper body injury during training.
Line scored his first goal for Columbus