Sport Draisaitl, Oilers roll past Blue Jackets 4-1
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.
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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Zach Werenski scored for the Blue Jackets in their second consecutive loss after going 4-0-2 in the previous six games.
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.
Columbus got on the board on its first power play. Werenski converted a one-timer from the slot at 6:55 of the second.
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
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.
Oilers: At Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Blue Jackets: At St. Louis on Friday.
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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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Leon Draisaitl picked up three assists, while Connor McDavid and Jujhar Khaira each had two points in the Oilers' 4-1 win against the Canadiens.
McDavid scores in OT to give the Oilers a 4-3 victory
Connor McDavid lit the lamp in overtime as he and Leon Draisaitl each hit the 100-point milestone in the Oilers' 4-3 win over the Panthers.