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COLUMBUS — R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to their franchise-record seventh straight win, a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings.
Nathan Horton scored in his 600th NHL game, Artem Anisimov had a goal and an assist, and Ryan Johansen also scored for Columbus, with James Wisniewski picking up two assists. Sergei Bobrovsky moved to 8-0 in his past eight starts with 26 saves.
Jeff Carter, Dwight King, and Robyn Regehr had goals for the Kings, who have lost three in a row. Mike Richards had two assists.
The Blue Jackets have been surging since getting Horton, who missed the first 40 games after shoulder surgery, and Bobrovsky, who sat out most of December with a strained groin, back on the ice.
They're 8-1-0 with Horton, a big free-agent signing last summer from Boston, in the lineup.
Down 2-1 after the first, the Kings tied it before the Blue Jackets scored twice in 89 seconds late in the second to take command.
Carter, booed loudly every time he touched the puck, received a nice pass on a 3-on-1 break from Richards and recorded his 20th goal at 8:39.
Carter, who played an unhappy 39 games with the Blue Jackets in 2011-12 before being dealt to the Kings for defenseman Jack Johnson and a first-round pick, has goals in his past four games.