What a game.
Kirill Marchenko, Jack Roslovic, and Connor McDavid each scored two goals but after surrendering a four-goal lead, the Blue Jackets beat the Oilers 6-5 at Nationwide Arena on Saturday.
Marchenko opened the scoring at 1:14 with a tap-in from the goalmouth after receiving a great feed from Johnny Gaudreau.
#CBJ Marchenko (15) goal pic.twitter.com/w8Jedm0Vq1— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) February 25, 2023
Leon Draisaitl had a golden opportunity to tie the game for Edmonton on the power play at 12:49 but he missed the net from the left doorstep.
The Jackets took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission while tied 9-9 in shots on goal.
Boone Jenner doubled the Columbus lead on the power play at 1:33, deflecting a wrist shot by Patrik Laine past Jack Campbell.
#CBJ Jenner (18) goal pic.twitter.com/bUHxOqqTRD— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) February 25, 2023
Jenner's goal in the 2nd period marks his 318th career NHL/CBJ point, surpassing David Vyborny for the 4th-most points in franchise history. #CBJ— CBJ Public Relations (@BlueJacketsPR) February 25, 2023
Marchenko scored his second goal of the game with a nasty toe-drag release wrist shot from the left slot at 3:24 to put the Jackets up 3-0.
#CBJ Marchenko (16) goal pic.twitter.com/dPw1R8dVs2— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) February 25, 2023
Laine extended the lead at 5:56 with a wrist shot from just above the left goal line that deflected off of Campbell and in. Campbell was pulled for Stuart Skinner after allowing four goals on 14 shots.
#CBJ Laine (17) goal pic.twitter.com/aivSSFANRQ— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) February 25, 2023
Warren Foegele got the Oilers on the board at 6:40 with a shot through bodies from the bottom of the left circle.
#LetsGoOilers Foegele goal pic.twitter.com/Dipe8k1ld7— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) February 25, 2023
Joonas Korpisalo robbed Draisaitl's one-timer from the right circle on a five-on-three at 8:52.
While still on the five-on-three, Draisaitl would score from the same spot on an open net with a one-timer at 9:42 to make it a 4-2 game.
#LetsGoOilers Draisaitl goal pic.twitter.com/OBNt8AHxkx— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) February 25, 2023
McDavid cut the Oilers' deficit in half at 12:51 while short-handed with an incredible solo goal starting in his own zone and dashing around defenders before going around Gaudreau and beating Korpisalo from the left doorstep.
#LetsGoOilers McDavid goal pic.twitter.com/mMq7b6Iovl— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) February 25, 2023
McDavid tied the game at 14:42 with a slap shot from the left circle. The Oilers scored four goals in approximately four 19 minutes of real-time.
#LetsGoOilers McDavid goal pic.twitter.com/UxWiQxSWbI— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) February 25, 2023
The teams were tied at four after 40 minutes of play with Edmonton leading 24-20 in shots on goal.
Korpisalo made four saves from the 5:03-to-5:06 marks, two on Mattias Janmark and two on Derek Ryan, to keep the game tied.
Roslovic gave the Jackets the lead at 9:01 off a rebound with a shot from the right circle.
#CBJ Roslovic (5) goal pic.twitter.com/n9wOxZU9X6— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) February 25, 2023
Later on, Roslovic tallied his second goal of the game with a wrist shot from the left circle on a two-on-one rush at 14:56 to give the Jackets a 6-4 lead.
#CBJ Roslovic (6) goal pic.twitter.com/K6ZuxPAVfU— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) February 25, 2023
With the Oilers' net empty, Zach Hyman scored on an open net from the left doorstep to cut the Jackets' lead to 6-5 at 17:04.
#LetsGoOilers Hyman goal pic.twitter.com/d1TeDsKFmC— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) February 25, 2023
The Oilers pulled Skinner for an extra attacker at 18:29 but couldn't score.
With the win, Columbus improves to 19-35-5.
- Shots on Goal: EDM 47-26 CBJ
- Faceoff %: EDM 63.9-36.1 CBJ
- Power play: EDM 1/4-1/4 CBJ
- Takeaways: EDM 4-11 CBJ
- Giveaways: EDM 4-4 CBJ
- Blocked shots: EDM 8-16 CBJ
Hits: EDM 17-14 CBJ
- 5-on-5 stats (via naturalstattrick.com):
- Expected Goals (xG): EDM 3.21-1.93 CBJ
- Chances (CF): EDM 64-36 CBJ
- Shots (SF): EDM 37-20 CBJ
- Scoring Chances (SCF): EDM 31-21 CBJ
- High-Danger Chances (HDCF): EDM 15-9 CBJ
Cole Sillinger returned to the lineup after missing Thursday's game with an illness.
The Jackets are back in action Sunday at 2 p.m. when they travel to Minnesota to take on the Wild on Bally Sports Ohio.
The club stays on the road and will face the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN+ and HULU.