Kent Johnson Scores First-career OT Winner As Blue Jackets Beat Oilers 3-2

By Coby Maeir on January 26, 2023 at 12:31 am
Boone Jenner and Cody Ceci battle in front of the net.
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Kent Johnson is the hero.

Kent Johnson scored his first-career overtime goal, Boone Jenner extended his goal-scoring streak to three games, and Joonas Korpisalo made 34 saves as the Blue Jackets came from behind to beat the Oilers 3-2 at Rogers Place in Edmonton. 

1st Period

Korpisalo made several key saves in the first period, highlighted by a stop on Warren Foegele from the doorstep at 7:55. 

Jenner opened the scoring at 12:25 with a great deflection off a right-point wrist shot from Adam Boqvist.

Columbus took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission while trailing 11-9 in shots on goal.

2nd Period

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a great chance to tie the game with the Jackets on the power play at 2:24 with a wrist shot from the slow slot but Korpisalo made the save.

Later in the power play, Stuart Skinner slid from left to right to stop a Nick Blankenburg one-timer from the left circle off a cross-ice feed from Johnny Gaudreau at 3:19.

Derek Ryan tied the game after splitting Andrew Peeke and Vladislav Gavrikov, racing down the slot and firing a wrist shot past Korpisalo at 10:17.

  1 2 3 F/OT
EDM OILERS 0 2 0 2

Korpisalo preserved the tie with Edmonton on the power play at 15:39, robbing Leon Draisaitl's wrist shot from the right circle by sliding from right to left to make a glove save.

Zach Hyman gave the Oilers the lead on the same power play at 16:16, deflecting a pass from Connor McDavid from the left doorstep.

Edmonton took a 2-1 lead into the final intermission with a 24-16 edge in shots on goal.

3rd Period

Kirill Marchenko tied the game with a stuff attempt from the right doorstep after a wrap-around attempt at 11:26.

Korpisalo made a big save on Nugent-Hopkins's wrist shot from the right slot at 19:02.

Both teams were tied at two after regulation with Edmonton leading 36-23 in shots on goal.


Johnson scored the winner at 2:29 from the high slot, through a screen, and then through the glove of Skinner. 

With the win, the Jackets improve to 15-30-3.


  • Shots on Goal: CBJ 27-36 EDM
  • Faceoff %: CBJ 43.4-56.6 EDM
  • Power play: CBJ 0/2-1/1 EDM
  • Takeaways: CBJ 10-10 EDM
  • Giveaways: CBJ 10-27 EDM
  • Blocked shots: CBJ 24-20 EDM
  • Hits: CBJ 32-19 EDM
  • 5-on-5 stats (via
    • Expected Goals (xG): CBJ 1.87-2.45 EDM
    • Chances (CF): CBJ 51-60 EDM
    • Shots (SF): CBJ 20-32 EDM
    • Scoring Chances (SCF): CBJ 24-33 EDM
    • High-Danger Chances (HDCF): CBJ 6-13 EDM

Injury Update

Gustav Nyquist left the game in the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return.

Next Up

The Blue Jackets will travel to Vancouver to take on the Canucks on Friday at 10 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.

The club is back at it on Saturday in Seattle to play the Kraken at 10 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.

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