Shoot the puck. Put it on frame. Score a goal, or three. Simple, right? Right. So it was for a suddenly potent Blue Jackets power play yesterday at the Canadian Tire Centre, where the Blue Jackets scored three times with the man advantage in a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators. The three power-play goals were scored consecutively by Ryan Johansen, R.J. Umberger and Fedor Tyutin.

There was nothing unusual about any of them, Johansen said. “We threw pucks at the net and they happened to go in,” said Johansen, whose team-leading sixth goal was scored 4:50 into the first period and 12 seconds after former Jacket Marc Methot was penalized for holding. “We just kept it simple.” Derek MacKenzie added a third-period goal to make it 4-0. Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves, but his shutout was spoiled when Eric Karlsson got a 5-on-3 goal with 2:27 remaining. The Jackets, though, gave what coach Todd Richards called their most committed of the season.

It extended their point streak to five games (2-0-3) and lifted them from the basement of the Metropolitan Division. The Jackets had only one regulation victory in their previous nine games. But their first victory in Ottawa since 2008 was a fine way to start a season-long, five-game trip. “I think that’s more Blue Jackets hockey right there, and something we were accustomed to last season” Richards said. “When we were playing our best hockey, that’s exactly how we were playing. That’s a 60-minute effort.” Bobrovsky was forced to make several crucial saves, denying Karlsson and Cory Conacher of go-ahead and tying goals, respectively, in the first period. Bobrovsky’s first road victory since Oct. 10 wasn’t his team’s prettiest. “But we’re a good ugly team,” Richards said. There was a common focus, he said, among all 20 players, including backup goalie Curtis McElhinney. “When we play that way, you can see it’s frustrating for teams,” said Jackets left wing Nick Foligno, who faced his former team for the first time since he was traded for Methot in July 2012.