Gavrikov, Blue Jackets defeat Flyers for the second time in a week

COLUMBUS — Vladislav Gavrikov scored at 3:14 of extra time, and the Columbus Blue Jackets recovered for a 5-4 win in opposition to the Philadelphia Flyers at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday.

Gavrikov received it when he completed a 3-on-1 rush with Yegor Chinakhov and Cole Sillinger with a one-timer from beneath the proper face-off circle. Each of his two objectives this season got here in extra time.

“It was 3-on-1 and [I] was prepared,” Gavrikov stated. “I did not know what precisely [Chinakhov] goes to do, however I had just one choice. If I’ll get the puck, I’ve to shoot.”

Video: PHI@CBJ: Gavrikov caps tic-tac-toe play in extra time

Boone Jenner scored twice, and Eric Robinson had a purpose and an help for the Blue Jackets (5-9-1), who’re 2-0-1 in their previous three video games, together with defeating the Flyers for the second time in lower than a week (5-2 win on November 10).

Elvis Merzlikins allowed two objectives on 17 pictures earlier than leaving the sport in the second interval with an undisclosed damage. He was changed by Joonas Korpisalowho made 18 saves.

“You get 5 of six factors right here in three video games, it is a good stretch with the quantity of accidents which have piled up,” Columbus coach Brad Larsen stated. “We misplaced ourselves a bit in the second interval there, particularly the final 10-12 minutes, however we obtained ourselves collectively.”

Kevin Hayes, Noah Cates and Travis Konecny every had a purpose and an help, and Carter Hart made 28 saves for the Flyers (7-6-3), who’ve misplaced 4 straight (0-3-1).

Philadelphia rallied from two objectives down twice to get the extra time level.

“We’ve been battling again just about all 12 months,” Hayes stated. “You do not wish to go down two objectives. But it is good to know there isn’t any stop in this room. We all consider collectively that we are able to get a purpose.”

Sean Kuraly gave Columbus a 1-0 lead at 12:36 of the first interval when his turnaround shot from the proper circle deflected off the stick of a Philadelphia defenseman Justin Brown.

“We scored 4 tonight and we nonetheless misplaced,” Flyers coach John Tortorella stated. “The first interval we did not play effectively, however we had been higher in the second.”

Video: PHI@CBJ: Jenner scores PPG for 2-0 lead in 2nd

Jenner made it 2-0 at 5:36 of the second interval, redirecting a centering go by Johnny Gaudreau on a energy play.

Hayes minimize it to 2-1 at 8:54 with a one-timer in the slot off a go from behind the web by Konecny.

Cates tied at 2-2 at 12:16, ending a 2-on-1 with Zack MacEwen. Merzlikins left the sport following the purpose.

“These comebacks and these factors we are able to use, but when we’re taking part in with the lead, taking part in assured, taking part in easy like we do after we’re on our good stretches, and be a little extra constant, we’ll be actually robust to play in opposition to,” Cates stated.

Video: PHI@CBJ: Jenner, Robinson rating 13 seconds aside

Jenner put the Blue Jackets again in entrance 3-2 at 3:22 of the third interval on a breakaway.

Robinson scored 13 seconds later to increase the result in 4-2.

“They had their push a couple instances,” Jenner stated. “We’re up twice after which they arrive again and tie it. It’s going to occur, however it’s a great way to stick with it and discover a method to win.”

Nick Seeler obtained the Flyers again to inside 4-3 at 4:58 when his shot from above the left circle deflected off the stick of Sillinger.

Konecny ​​jammed in a rebound on a energy play to tie it 4-4 at 9:14.

“I assumed our energy play was higher tonight,” Tortorella stated. “Scored a purpose to get us a level. As we have talked all through the 12 months, it is helped us get some factors, getting no less than one power-play purpose a sport.”

Video: PHI@CBJ: Konecny ​​knots sport with PPG in the third

Notes: Larsen didn’t have an replace on Merzlikins. … Blue Jackets defenseman Jake Bean left with an upper-body damage at 7:56 of the second. In the win in opposition to the Flyers final Thursday, defensemen Zach Werenski (shoulder) and Erik Gudbranson (higher physique) every left with an damage, and Nick Blankenburg completed the sport with a fractured ankle. … Jenner’s second purpose was his a hundred and fiftieth in the NHL. He is the third participant to achieve the mark with the Blue Jackets, becoming a member of Rick Nash (289) and Cam Atkinson (213). … Konecny ​​has 10 factors (three objectives, seven assists) throughout a seven-game level streak.

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