Severson Scores Twice, Jackets Surrender Another Lead In Loss To Coyotes; Drop Seventh Straight

By Will Chase on November 16, 2023 at 9:48 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets' Alexander Texier sticks the puck away from Arizona Coyotes' Clayton Keller during the first period at Nationwide Arena.
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A tale just like the others.

Logan Cooley and Lawson Crouse scored 28 seconds apart in the third period as the Arizona Coyotes beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Thursday night at Nationwide Arena.

Barrett Hayton also scored for the Coyotes and Connor Ingram made 39 saves.

Damon Severson scored two goals for the Blue Jackets. Elvis Merzlikins made 29 saves. 

The Blue Jackets have lost seven consecutive games. They've led in each of their previous six losses. Boone Jenner tied Rick Nash for No. 1 on the franchise list for games played with 674. Emil Bemstrom cleared waivers on Thursday and was assigned to the Cleveland Monsters. Trey Fix-Wolansky made his season debut.

First Period

  1 2 3 F
AZ COYOTES 0 1 2 3

There weren't any first-period goals, but Columbus had their chances.

The first line, consisting of Dmitri Voronkov - Adam Fantilli - Kirill Marchenko, combined for 11 of the teams' 17 first-period shots on goal. Fantilli had 10 shots on goal for the game to set a Blue Jackets franchise rookie record and tie the overall record. The trio combined for 20 of the teams’ 41 shots on the night. Fantilli led forwards in ice time (19:08).

Columbus had the edge in expected goals 1.39-0.79 through one period.

Second Period

The Blue Jackets carried their second power play of the game into the second period. They didn't register a shot on net during their second man advantage, but seconds after the power play expired, Severson scored his second goal of the season at 1:45 on a slap shot from the top of the right circle.

Voronkov and Ivan Provorov picked up assists.

Arizona tied the game at 1-1 when Hayton scored at 6:20 to extend a three-game point streak (one goal, two assists). Michael Kesselring and Matt Dumba had assists.

Hayton and Matias Maccelli each left the game with an upper-body injury.

Third Period

Cooley and Crouse scored 28 seconds apart in the third period to seal the win for Arizona.

Cooley's goal at 9:39 on the power play snapped a streak of 23 straight penalty kills for the Jackets, spanning 10 games, including tonight.

Sean Durzi added an assist and is on a three-game point streak (one goal, three assists), and Clayton Keller added an assist to extend a five-game point streak (three goals, five assists).

Crouse's goal came at 10:07 and was assisted by Nick Bjugstad.

Severson scored his second goal at 18:03. Zach Werenski and Alexandre Texier picked up the assists. Werenski is on a four-game point streak (zero goals, four assists). Texier is on a four-game point streak (two goals, two assists).

Patrik Laine did not play in the final 9:53 of the third period, while Johnny Gaudreau didn't play the final 6:15 of the third period. Tonight was Laine's first game back at center since returning from injury.


  • Shots on Goal: AZ 32-41 CBJ
  • Face-off %: AZ 46.6-53.4 CBJ
  • Power play: AZ 1/2-0/3 CBJ
  • Giveaways: AZ 6-1 CBJ
  • Takeaways: AZ 3-6 CBJ
  • Blocked shots: AZ 27-12 CBJ
  • Hits: AZ 8-13 CBJ
  • 5-on-5 stats (via
    • ​Expected Goals (xG): AZ 2.95-3.65 CBJ
    • Shot Attempts (CF): AZ 50-68 CBJ
    • Shots on Goal (SF): AZ 29-31 CBJ
    • Scoring Chances (SCF): AZ 27-36 CBJ
    • High-Danger Chances (HDCF): AZ 13-15 CBJ

Injury Update

Jack Roslovic remains on injured reserve retroactive with a fractured ankle and is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

Next Up

The club is in D.C. for a rematch with the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio from Capital One Arena.

The team will continue their road trip with a stop in Philadelphia to battle the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.