The point streak lives on.
Boone Jenner and Patrik Laine both scored but the Blue Jackets lost 3-2 in overtime to the Coyotes at Mullett Arena in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday.
Arizona opened the scoring at 14:14 when Troy Stecher's slap shot from the top of the right circle deflected off the stick of Travis Boyd and past Elvis Merzlikins.
#Yotes Boyd goal pic.twitter.com/J8ZI1jl4GD— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) February 20, 2023
The Coyotes doubled their lead at 16:28 after Jack Rolsovic turned the puck over in the offensive zone, leading to a Clayton Keller shot from the left circle that deflected off the backboards to Nick Schmaltz, who fired a slap shot past Merzlikins.
#Yotes Schmaltz goal pic.twitter.com/phXw7x62mS— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) February 20, 2023
Tim Berni nearly got the Jackets on the board at 17:45 when he hit the post with a wrist shot.
The Coyotes led 2-0 after the first period with a 10-7 advantage in shots on goal.
After several high-danger chances, Jenner cut the Jackets' deficit in half at 13:23 when he deflected a Nick Blankenburg shot from the right circle.
#CBJ Jenner (17) goal pic.twitter.com/nsS7pH0xk8— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) February 20, 2023
Arizona nearly doubled its lead at 16:21 when Patrik Nemeth had a chance from the goalmouth but he lifted his backhand shot over the net.
Keller nearly scored from the right doorstep at 17:56 but Merzlikins made the save.
The Coyotes led 2-1 after 40 minutes while trailing 19-14 in shots on goal.
Cole Sillinger had a good chance with a wrist shot from the high slot at 2:23 but it was stopped by Connor Ingram.
Nick Bjugstad hit the post at 4:18 with a slap shot from the right circle with a chance to give Arizona a two-goal lead.
Emil Bemstrom won a puck battle in the offensive zone and was all alone in front of the net but was denied by Ingram at 8:39.
Laine tied the game on the power-play at 15:07 with a one-timer from the left circle.
#CBJ Laine (16) goal pic.twitter.com/aZe23vhNdM— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) February 20, 2023
Bemstrom had his second breakaway of the period at 19:34 but Ingram made the save.
The teams were tied at two after regulation with the Blue Jackets leading 35-23 in shots on goal.
Barrett Hayton won it in overtime with a wrist shot from the right circle on a wide-open net.
#Yotes Hayton goal pic.twitter.com/Qu5482it11— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) February 20, 2023
With the loss, Columbus falls to 18-34-5.
- Shots on Goal: CBJ 36-25 ARZ
- Faceoff %: CBJ 53.4-46.6 ARZ
- Power play: CBJ 1/3-0/1 ARZ
- Takeaways: CBJ 9-9 ARZ
- Giveaways: CBJ 3-13 ARZ
- Blocked shots: CBJ 18-14 ARZ
- Hits: CBJ 36-29 ARZ
5-on-5 stats (via naturalstattrick.com):
- Expected Goals (xG): CBJ 2.76-2.12 ARZ
- Chances (CF): CBJ 54-50 ARZ
- Shots (SF): CBJ 26-22 ARZ
- Scoring Chances (SCF): CBJ 29-28 ARZ
- High-Danger Chances (HDCF): CBJ 12-9 ARZ
Johnny Gaudreau missed his second-consecutive game with an upper-body injury he suffered in Thursday's win over the Jets.
The Blue Jackets return home to take on the Minnesota Wild on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.
The club remains at home to face the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.