Dmitri Voronkov Scores 10th Goal Of The Season But Oilers Use Three-Goal Third-Period To Beat Blue Jackets 4-1, Win 14th Straight

By Coby Maeir on January 23, 2024 at 11:40 pm
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Stuart Skinner (74) makes a save on a deflection by Columbus Blue Jackets forward Dmitri Voronkov (10) during the second period at Rogers Place.
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Despite outplaying their opponent through the first two periods, another poor third-period performance doomed the Blue Jackets in a 4-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Tuesday. 

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1st Period

Warren Foegele opened the scoring on the power play at 7:30 after pouncing on a loose puck thrown into the middle by Evander Kane. 

Dmitri Voronkov tied the game with his 10th goal of the season at 15:25 after finishing a sweet give-and-go sequence with Kent Johnson following a Sam Gagner giveaway. 

The teams were tied at one after one with Columbus outshooting Edmonton 13-8.

2nd Period

Neither team scored in the second period, but the Oilers did have a four-on-three power-play goal by Connor McDavid that was nullified by a successful offsides challenge by the Blue Jackets. 

Entering the third period, the Blue Jackets were outshooting the Oilers 23-13 and led the expected goals battle 2.61-1.16, per

3rd Period

Kane put the Oilers ahead at 4:53 when he potted home a rebound from the left doorstep after Andrew Peeke left him open. 

McDavid eventually got his goal at 5:48 with a shot from the slot that Elvis Merzlikins had no chance to save after Erik Gudbranson shoved Zach Hyman into him.

Dylan Holloway made it 4-1 Oilers at 15:36 from the right circle after Merzlikins surrendered a juicy rebound. 

With the loss, the Blue Jackets fall to 14-23-9. 


  • Shots on Goal: CBJ 28-24 EDM
  • Face-off %: CBJ 49-51 EDM
  • Power play: CBJ 0/4-1/2 EDM
  • Giveaways: CBJ 13-26 EDM
  • Takeaways: CBJ 13-9 EDM
  • Blocked shots: CBJ 16-16 EDM
  • Hits: CBJ 25-24 EDM
  • 5-on-5 stats (via
    • Expected Goals (xG): CBJ 2.61-2.22 EDM
    • Shot Attempts (CF): CBJ 45-43 EDM
    • Shots on Goal (SF): CBJ 23-20 EDM
    • Scoring Chances (SCF): CBJ 21-20 EDM
    • High-Danger Chances (HDCF): CBJ 10-10 EDM

Injury Update

  • Zach Werenski was placed on IR with an ankle injury suffered on Dec. 27 and is out 4-6 weeks.
  • Patrik Laine is expected to miss six weeks with a clavicle fracture suffered on Dec. 14 and is on IR retroactive to Dec. 14. 

Next Up

The Blue Jackets are back in action on Thursday in Calgary to take on the Flames at 9 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.

The club continues its road trip on Saturday in Vancouver as they face the Canucks at 10 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.

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