Blue Jackets send C Cole Sillinger to AHL Cleveland
Jack Roslovic registered four points, Kirill Marchenko scored his first NHL goal, and Johnny Gaudreau scored the overtime winner as the Blue Jackets beat the Kings 6-5 Sunday at Nationwide Arena.
Elvis Merzlikins was tested early as he made a big save on Gabriel Vilardi at 2:16 from the slot.
The Blue Jackets opened the scoring at 6:44 as Kent Johnson intercepted a pass at the blue line, skated towards the left circle, deceived Jonathan Quick in thinking he would shoot, and slid a pass to a wide-open Kirill Marchenko who scored his first NHL goal from the right circle.
#CBJ Marchenko (1) goal pic.twitter.com/tmBhU2pgcU— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 11, 2022
Eric Robinson nearly added to the lead with a wrist shot from the slot but was robbed by Quick at 9:08, drawing a penalty on the play as well.
The Jackets doubled their lead on the power play at 9:28 when Boone Jenner, who was standing in front of the net, deflected a right-slot shot from Jack Roslovic past Quick.
#CBJ Jenner (10) goal https://t.co/umtk7dwjHY— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 11, 2022
Columbus took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission with trailing 11-10 in shots on goal.
The Kings got on the board at 4:42 when Anze Kopitar out-waited Merzlikins across the goalmouth until Merzlikins fell and Kopitar scored from the left doorstep.
#GoKingsGo Kopitar goal pic.twitter.com/qrkyDKBar1— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 12, 2022
Los Angeles tied the game at 8:25 after Blake Lizotte hit the back bar with a wrist shot from the left doorstep after Vladislav Gavrikov turned the puck over behind the net.
#GoKingsGo Lizotte goal pic.twitter.com/EOy9L6GLse— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 12, 2022
The Jackets took a 3-2 lead at 10:03 when Patrik Laine fired a one-timer from the left circle on two-on-one off a cross-ice feed from Roslovic.
#CBJ Laine (8) goal pic.twitter.com/tG6lLPGVW0— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 12, 2022
The Kings answered at 15:02 when Jaret Anderson-Dolan fired a wrist shot from the bottom of the left circle and beat Merzlikins to the far post on a shot that he'd like to have back.
#GoKingsGo Anderson-Dolan goal pic.twitter.com/OFM3S33Mkh— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 12, 2022
Roslovic continued his great night at 18:00 when he fired a short-handed one-timer from the left circle past Quick off a feed from Eric Robinson.
#CBJ Roslovic (2) goal pic.twitter.com/43mdqGq8wp— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 12, 2022
Roslovic scored again at 19:31, this time on the power play, firing a right-circle wrist shot past Quick.
#CBJ Roslovic (3) goal pic.twitter.com/XOWYuRTtKf— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 12, 2022
Jack Roslovic (2-24) became the first @BlueJacketsNHL skater to record multiple four-point outings in the same calendar year since Artemi Panarin (3 in 2018).#NHLStats: https://t.co/iWSGVPoANW pic.twitter.com/IMSRyFCxrY— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 12, 2022
Columbus took a 5-3 lead into the final period of regulation while trailing 22-17 in shots on goal.
Kopitar scored his second of the night to cut the Columbus lead in half at 4:52 when he had a wide-open net from the right doorstep after Merzlikins gave up a rebound.
#GoKingsGo Kopitar goal pic.twitter.com/KqsFh398dz— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 12, 2022
Adrian Kempe tied the game at 5:31 on a slap shot from the right circle.
#GoKingsGo Kempe goal pic.twitter.com/ixNyQs56Fe— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 12, 2022
The game was tied 5-5 after 60 minutes so the Kings and Blue Jackets went to overtime.
The Jackets won in overtime at 0:40 after Laine toe-dragged by a Kings defender, fired a backhand shot that was stopped by Quick, and the puck deflected off of Gaudreau before Fiala put it in his own net. The goal was reviewed for what seemed like an eternity but the call stood.
#CBJ Gaudreau (10) goal pic.twitter.com/6MApKisbTt— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 12, 2022
The Jackets won 6-5 and improved to 10-15-2.
- Shots on Goal: LAK 38-26 CBJ
- Faceoff %: LAK 47.7-52.3 CBJ
- Power play: LAK 0/2-2/3 CBJ
- Takeaways: LAK 3-10 CBJ
- Giveaways: LAK 4-5 CBJ
- Blocked shots: LAK 20-16 CBJ
- Hits: LAK 15-26 CBJ
5-on-5 stats (via naturalstattrick.com):
- Expected Goals (xG): LAK 3.72-1.45 CBJ
- Chances (CF): LAK 66-46 CBJ
- Shots (SF): LAK 36-18 CBJ
- Scoring Chances (SCF): LAK 32-19 CBJ
- High-Danger Chances (HDCF): LAK 15-9 CBJ
Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo is on IR with a lower-body injury that Brad Larsen expects will sideline him for at least a week. Jet Greaves was added to the roster on emergency recall.
#CBJ head coach Brad Larsen said Joonas Korpisalo will be out at least a week with a lower body injury. A recall is coming.— Jeff Svoboda (@JacketsInsider) December 10, 2022
The Jackets travel to South Florida on Tuesday to take on the Panthers at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+/Hulu and 97.1 FM The Fan.
Their tour of Florida continues as they'll face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio and 97.1 FM The Fan.