Blue Jackets' Forsberg picks up 1st NHL win after 4 minutes of work

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Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Anton Forsberg picked up the first win of his NHL career after stopping two of three of the Washington Capitals' shots in the shootout to clinch a 5-4 victory.

The 23-year-old wasn't expecting to take the ice after being called up from the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters earlier Saturday, but was summoned after starter Curtis McElhinney fell awkwardly less than a minute into overtime and was forced to leave the game.

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Forsberg didn't pick up a win in five appearances last season, but made six important stops in the extra frame before Brandon Dubinsky and Nicklas Backstrom beat Braden Holtby to give the Jackets their second straight win in the shootout.

Brandon Saad scored twice for Columbus to extend his scoring streak to seven games, while Jack Johnson also scored a pair for the first multi-goal game of his NHL career.

T.J. Oshie, Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson, and Evgeny Kuznetsov all found the back of the net for the Capitals.