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Blue Jackets top Oilers in wild back-and-forth contest

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jack Roslovic scored twice in the third period on his way to a four-point game, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 Saturday despite giving up a four-goal lead.

Kirill Marchenko also scored twice, Patrik Laine contributed a goal and two assists, Boone Jenner had a goal and one assist, and Johnny Gaudreau and Roslovic had two assists. Joonas Korpisalo stopped 48 shots — including 24 in the third period — to help Columbus snap a two-game losing streak.

Connor McDavid had two goals and two assists for Edmonton, and Warren Foegele and Leon Draisaitl each had a goal. Brett Kulak and Tyson Barrie each had two assists and Jack Campbell stopped 10 shots before being replaced at 5:56 of the second by Stuart Skinner, who also stopped 10.

“Anytime we can get a win it’s uplifting,” Roslovic said. “It’s good for all the guys.”

Edmonton is in third place in the Pacific Division, two points behind the Los Angeles Kings. The Blue Jackets are tied with Anaheim for last place in the NHL.

Columbus seemed to be on its way to an easy win with four unanswered goals to start the game — Marchenko in the first and second period, and second-period goals from Jenner and Laine.

Foegele put Edmonton on the board at 6:40 of the second and opened the floodgates. The Oilers scored three more times that period. Draisaitl’s notched his NHL-leading 23rd power play goal, McDavid got one at 12:51 and his team-leading third short-handed score less than two minutes later knotted the game at 4 apiece.

Roslovic put Columbus in front to stay at 9:01 and made it 6-4 with just over 5 minutes remaining.

“At 4-2 we had two or three great looks to get to 5-2, which we don’t get,” Blue Jackets coach Brad Larsen said. “Then we gave it up, and they got some momentum from there. They carried that right in the third. They were peppering us. Korpi really stood tall, and then we made them pay for a couple of mistakes, That was the key.”

Hyman added Edmonton’s final goal at 17:04.

“I know we mounted a comeback with some people that had some good efforts, but too many passengers today for us,” Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft said. “In the end, we were not detailed enough, and we were made to pay. All credit to Columbus for playing hard ... But I believe we beat ourselves today.”


McDavid padded his NHL lead in goals (48) and points (112), including a league-leading 32 multi-point games. He currently has a six-game point streak and has 11 points in his last three games. This was his 10th four-point game this season.


Kirill Marchenko’s 16 goals this season put him second in the league among rookie scorers behind Seattle’s Matty Beniers (19). He is tied with Cole Sillinger and Boone Jenner for the third most rookie goals in Blue Jackets history and became the team’s second ever rookie to record at least three multi-goal games in a single season, following Serge Aubin in 2000-01 (the club’s inaugural season).


Edmonton: Hosts Boston on Monday.

Columbus: Visits Minnesota on Sunday.


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