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Sport Draisaitl, Oilers roll past Blue Jackets 4-1

05:40  31 october  2019
05:40  31 october  2019 Source:   ap.org

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  Columbus beats Dallas 3-2, as Stars drop fourth straight COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets knew to be successful this season they needed scoring production from their younger players and strong goaltending. On Wednesday night, they got both.Sonny Milano and Alexander Wennberg each scored for the first time this season to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Dallas Stars 3-2.BOX SCORE: BLUE JACKETS 3, STARS 2Columbus (3-3-0) won back-to-back games and pulled to .500 with its eighth consecutive victory over the Stars (1-6-1). Joonis Korpisalo turned away 30 shots to net his third win.Ben Bishop made 32 saves for Dallas, who have lost four straight.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist, Mike Smith stopped 23 shots and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Wednesday night.

a hockey game in the snow: Edmonton Oilers' Mike Smith, left, makes a save against Columbus Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)© APWF Edmonton Oilers' Mike Smith, left, makes a save against Columbus Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

James Neal and Jujhar Khaira also scored for the Oilers, who had dropped two in a row. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins added two assists.

Draisaitl's second goal, his team-leading 12th of the season, chased Joonas Korpisalo, who had his second lackluster outing in a row. He allowed four goals on Edmonton's first 12 shots before he was replaced by Elvis Merlikins, who finished with 19 saves.

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a group of hockey players on the snow: Edmonton Oilers' Joel Persson, top, of Sweden, knocks the puck away from Columbus Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)© APWF Edmonton Oilers' Joel Persson, top, of Sweden, knocks the puck away from Columbus Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Zach Werenski scored for the Blue Jackets in their second consecutive loss after going 4-0-2 in the previous six games.

a hockey game in the snow: Columbus Blue Jackets' Riley Nash, right, clears the puck past Edmonton Oilers' Markus Granlund, of Finland, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)© APWF Columbus Blue Jackets' Riley Nash, right, clears the puck past Edmonton Oilers' Markus Granlund, of Finland, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Neal got his 11th goal when he snapped in a power-play shot from the left circle off a pass from Draisaitl 9:11 into the game. Late in the first period, Draisaitl beat Korpisalo from the right circle seconds after a power play ended.

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The Oilers opened a 3-0 lead 1:20 into the second when Khaira tapped home a rebound that trickled through Korpisalo's legs.

a hockey player on the field: Edmonton Oilers' Kris Russell, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, of Denmark, chase a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)© APWF Edmonton Oilers' Kris Russell, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, of Denmark, chase a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Columbus got on the board on its first power play. Werenski converted a one-timer from the slot at 6:55 of the second.

a group of people playing hockey: Edmonton Oilers' Alex Chiasson, left, looks for an open pass as Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)© APWF Edmonton Oilers' Alex Chiasson, left, looks for an open pass as Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

NOTES: Draisaitl has nine points in his past four games. He got his 200th assist on Neal's first-period goal. ... Smith started after Mikko Koskinen played Tuesday. ... Columbus D Markus Nutivaara returned after missing two games with a lower-body injury. ... Entering the game, both teams were 5-0-0 when scoring first. ... Korpisalo played in his 100th NHL game. ... Oilers F Riley Sheahan left the game. No reason was given. ... Werenski scored his 41st career regular-season goal to tie Rostislav Klesla for the most ever by a Blue Jackets defenseman.

Draisaitl's goal in OT lifts Oilers to 4-3 win over Capitals

  Draisaitl's goal in OT lifts Oilers to 4-3 win over Capitals EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Edmonton's top players took over when it mattered most for the Oilers. © APWF Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) is scored on by Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl (29) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) Leon Draisaitl had two goals, including the overtime winner, as the Oilers erased a two-goal deficit to beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Thursday night.

UP NEXT

Oilers: At Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Blue Jackets: At St. Louis on Friday.

a group of people racing each other in front of a crowd: Edmonton Oilers' James Neal, left, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammate Ryan Nugent-Hopkins during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)© APWF Edmonton Oilers' James Neal, left, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammate Ryan Nugent-Hopkins during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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a hockey player on the field: Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, right, of Denmark, holds Edmonton Oilers' Riley Sheahan during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. Bjorkstrand was penalized on the play. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)© APWF Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, right, of Denmark, holds Edmonton Oilers' Riley Sheahan during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. Bjorkstrand was penalized on the play. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) a hockey game in the snow: Columbus Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski, left, and Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins fight for a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)© APWF Columbus Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski, left, and Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins fight for a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Smith's 2 tallies push Golden Knights past Columbus 2-1 .
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Reilly Smith scored twice, Marc-Andre Fleury had 29 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights halted a two-game skid with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Former Jacket William Karlsson assisted on both of Smith's goals as the Golden Knights got back in the win column after dropping three of their last four. They lost the last two in overtime after holding two-goal leads. Boone Jenner scored, and Joonas Korpisalo had 23 saves in the Blue Jackets' fifth straight loss.BOX SCORE: GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2, JACKETS 1Smith's first goal came with 45 seconds left in the first period.

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