NHL Game Summary - Phoenix at Columbus |
(Sunday, November 16th)
Final Score: Phoenix 2, Columbus 2
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Andrew Cassels scored with 42 seconds left in
the third period to help Columbus rally from a two-goal deficit and salvage a
2-2 tie with Phoenix at Nationwide Arena.
Rick Nash posted the other goal for the Blue Jackets, who are winless in their
last four (0-2-2). Geoff Sanderson contributed two assists, and Cassels added
Daymond Langkow registered a goal and an assist for the Coyotes, who are
unbeaten in their last three (1-0-2) and played in their fifth straight
overtime game. Ladislav Nagy also scored.
Nash's 10th goal got the Blue Jackets within 2-1 early in the second period.
He converted on the power play at 3:38, taking a pass in the crease from
Cassels forged the tying goal on a pass from Sanderson late in regulation.
Skating through the slot, Cassels shifted the puck from his forehand to
backhand and beat Phoenix goaltender Sean Burke.
Burke finished with 25 saves.
In the overtime, Phoenix right winger Shane Doan had the best scoring chance.
But his shot deflected off the post midway through the extra period.
The Coyotes built a 2-0 lead midway through the first period.
Nagy opened the scoring on the power play 3:20 into the game He fanned on a
shot from the slot, but it had enough force to cross the goal line inside the
Langkow's backhand shot from the right face off circle slid past Columbus
goaltender Marc Denis with 7:01 left in the period.
Denis stopped 29 shots.
Columbus, 5-3-1 at home this season, has been outscored 7-2 in the first
period in its last three games...Both teams converted 1-of-4 on the
power play...Phoenix, which is 5-1-2 in its last eight games in the series,
outshot the Blue Jackets 12-7 in the first period...Phoenix outshot the
Blue Jackets 4-0 in overtime.
11/16 20:25:59 ET