Boone Jenner scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season but the Blue Jackets dropped their franchise record-tying ninth straight contest in a 5-2 loss to the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Sunday.
After Ryan Poehling's entry pass took a weird bounce, it found Joel Farabee, who had inside position on Yegor Chinakhov, and used that to drive to the net and beat Spencer Martin with a backhand shot to open the scoring at 5:11.
The Blue Jackets had a chance to tie the game at 13:44 after Johnny Gaudreau found Boone Jenner at the left circle, but Jenner hit the post.
Alexandre Texier tied the game at 15:02 with a left-circle wrist shot after receiving a cross-ice feed from Sean Kuraly.
Nearly two minutes later, Mathieu Olivier and Nicolas Deslauriers fought at 16:59.
The teams were tied at one after the first period with Philadelphia outshooting Columbus 11-9.
Bobby Brink gave the Flyers the lead at 1:11 on the power play with a left-circle wrist shot where he had all day to shoot.
After Sean Walker took the puck from Adam Fantilli, who received an unclean pass from Damon Severson, he sent Poehling on a short-handed two-on-zero rush where he scored on an assist from Garnet Hathaway at 6:41.
#CBJ Severson's (78) pass to Fantilli (11) isn't clean so #LetsGoFlyers Walker (26) is able to take it away from Fantilli and find Poehling (25), who scores on a 2v0 on an assist from Hathaway (19). #CBJ 1-3 #LetsGoFlyers https://t.co/T7ia7LMN4C— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) November 20, 2023
Jenner was able to answer for the Jackets, deflecting Provorov's shot from the left circle following a net-mouth scramble started by a Gaudreau shot.
#CBJ Gaudreau (13) gets this play started with a shot that creates a scramble before the puck is cleared to Provorov (9), whose shot deflects off Jenner (38) and in. CBJ 2-3 #LetsGoFlyers https://t.co/h91Vh2ScbG— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) November 20, 2023
The Flyers led 3-2 heading into the third period and took a 22-16 advantage in shots on goal along with them.
Owen Tippett had a chance to double the Flyers' lead at 11:44 with a shot off the rush but Martin made a good save.
The Flyers took a 4-2 lead at 12:40 after the Blue Jackets got caught in a change and Travis Konecny scored from the bottom of the right circle.
Cam York added an empty-net goal at 17:34 to give the Flyers a 5-2 lead.
With the loss, the Blue Jackets fell to 4-11-4.
- Shots on Goal: CBJ 22-26 PHI
- Face-off %: CBJ 50.9-49.1 PHI
- Power play: CBJ 0/5-1/4 PHI
- Giveaways: CBJ 9-5 PHI
- Takeaways: CBJ 3-14 PHI
- Blocked shots: CBJ 14-19 PHI
- Hits: CBJ 20-12 PHI
5-on-5 stats (via naturalstattrick.com):
- Expected Goals (xG): CBJ 1.94-1.90 PHI
- Shot Attempts (CF): CBJ 45-42 PHI
- Shots on Goal (SF): CBJ 26-18 PHI
- Scoring Chances (SCF): CBJ 19-18 PHI
- High-Danger Chances (HDCF): CBJ 7-5 PHI
Jack Roslovic was placed on IR on Monday and is expected to miss four to six weeks with a fractured ankle.
Damon Severson left the game at 6:41 of the second period and did not return with an upper-body injury.
The Blue Jackets return home to host Connor Bedard and the Blackhawks on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.
The club will travel to New Jersey to face Jack Hughes and the Devils on Friday at 3 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.