Blue Jackets snap Oilers’ six-activity win streak with 3-2 victory in OT

EDMONTON — The Columbus Blue Jackets did not glance like a previous-location workforce getting on the most popular squad in the league on Wednesday evening.
EDMONTON — The Columbus Blue Jackets didn’t look like a last-location group using on the best squad in the league on Wednesday night time.
Kent Johnson scored the extra time winner as the Blue Jackets arrived away with a surprise 3-2 victory over the Oilers to conclude Edmonton’s longest successful streak of the NHL season.
Johnson’s shot from the major of the circle went in off Oilers’ goalie Stuart Skinner’s glove and into the net 2:29 into the more session.
“It’s 1 of the most effective thoughts to get an OT winner. That was a large win for us,” Johnson said. “These are the sort of online games you want to play in, they are truly exciting, and have excellent power. You have to handle the game to get the acquire.”
Boone Jenner and Kirill Marchenko also scored for the Blue Jackets (15-30-3) who have managed to gain two of their very last 3 and generate 5 points out of their past attainable 6.
“It’s huge, specifically currently, we have been playing good, but we have not had that a lot of wins,” mentioned Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo, who produced 34 saves. “I think the way we played tonight it was wonderful and it is fantastic to get points on the highway. 
“The struggle level was appropriate there from the beginning, and you could see everybody had purchased in 100 for every cent there, and that is how you get game titles.”
Derek Ryan and Zach Hyman responded with ambitions for the Oilers (27-18-4) who noticed a six-match successful streak snapped. The Oilers are the only staff in the NHL that has been unable to stretch a winning streak to seven video games or additional in the last 20 yrs.
“It’s a bit aggravating,” stated Oilers defenceman Tyson Barrie. “I assume we had sufficient looks and odds to almost certainly win the activity. It definitely wasn’t our very best match, but we gave ourselves a chance. It was disappointing to enable them appear back again, and then OT is kind of anyone’s sport.”
Edmonton experienced some early chances, but it was the Blue Jackets who struck 1st 12:25 into the opening period when Jenner was ready to suggestion an Adam Boqvist snapshot from the place earlier Skinner. Jenner has now scored in 3 consecutive video games, giving him 14 plans on the season.
Skinner was ready to retain it a a single-target video game 6 minutes into the 2nd period of time, stopping Johnny Gaudreau on a partial breakaway.
The Oilers pulled even halfway by the middle frame as Ryan picked up a free puck at mid-ice and conquer Korpisalo with a long mounting shot for his seventh.
Shortly soon after Korpisalo robbed Leon Draisaitl with a huge glove save, Edmonton struck on the electric power engage in with 3:44 remaining in the second when Connor McDavid observed Hyman at the aspect of the internet for a redirection into the web for his 25th. The support prolonged McDavid’s points streak to 11 video games, and also gave him details in 28 of his past 29 video games.
The Blue Jackets tied the sport 11:26 into the 3rd interval on a terrific specific effort as Marchenko came out from behind the net and battled tough to slide it below Skinner for his 11th target to send out the video game to extra time.
“They performed well,” Ryan reported of Columbus. “There are no simple games in the NHL. Just about every video game is going to be challenging. That getting stated, I don’t think we performed our best tonight.”
Oilers ahead Evander Kane missed the activity for particular motives, working with his personal bankruptcy circumstance in San Jose. Mattias Janmark returned from illness to acquire his location. … Out with accidents for Edmonton were being Kailer Yamamoto (undisclosed) and Ryan Murray (again). … Missing for the Blue Jackets were being Yegor Chinakhov (ankle) and Carson Meyer (indirect pressure). Forward Liam Foudy returned to the Columbus lineup following getting a nutritious scratch the past 4 online games. … Columbus forward Marchenko arrived into the sport as only the fourth participant in NHL record to score 10 objectives devoid of recording an help, some thing that has not transpired considering the fact that 1926. The rookie has now scored his 11 ambitions in just 25 game titles given that currently being identified as up from the AHL. … Edmonton ahead Hyman is presently dealing with a career period, now sitting down with 57 points in 48 game titles this year, besting his preceding vocation high from previous yr of 54 details in 76 game titles. Hyman experienced four objectives and 5 assists in 3 games last week to be named the NHL’s First Star of the 7 days. … Columbus forward Gustav Nyquist played in his 700th NHL sport.
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The Blue Jackets engage in the third video game of a 4-video game road excursion in Vancouver towards the Canucks on Friday.
The Oilers host the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday and then are off right up until Feb. 7. 
This report by The Canadian Push was 1st revealed Jan. 25, 2023.

Shane Jones, The Canadian Press

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