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Blue Jackets report: Inside shots

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Mathieu Garon has outplayed Steve Mason since the start of the 2009-10 season, but only now are the Blue Jackets turning the No. 1 goaltending job over to the veteran.

And even then Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel is being vague about how long Garon will get to keep the post.

Garon made his second straight start on Tuesday, making 29 saves in the Jackets' 3-1 win over Calgary in Nationwide Arena.

"I told Matty I didn't know how long this is going to last," Arniel told The Columbus Dispatch. "Just focus on what we need to do."

Garon is 8-4-2 this season, while Mason is 9-9-1. Since the start of the 2009-10 season, Garon is 20-13-8, while Mason is 29-35-10.

"I'm really excited for a chance to get more ice time," Garon said. "But it's always the same thing: If you play well, I guess you deserve more ice time. If not, it's going to go back to the way it was."

Garon is likely to start again Thursday when the Blue Jackets face Vancouver in Nationwide Arena.

BLUE JACKETS 3, FLAMES 1: Right winger Jake Voracek snapped a 12-game streak without a goal, helping the Blue Jackets snap a four-game losing streak. Jared Boll and Rostislav Klesla also scored for the Blue Jackets, while goaltender Mathieu Garon had 29 saves. Voracek's first-period goal -- his first since Nov. 24 -- gave Columbus its first lead in five games.

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