NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Columbus
(Thursday, October 28th)
Final Score: Columbus 3, Edmonton 2 (SO)
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Rick Nash and Nikita Filatov scored in the first two rounds of the shootout to lift Columbus to a 3-2 victory over Edmonton at Nationwide Arena.
Kyle Wilson had a goal and an assist in regulation while Steve Mason turned away 25 shots to steer the Blue Jackets to a third straight win.
Taylor Hall, the first overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, scored his first career goal and added an assist in defeat for the Oilers, who are 0-4-2 in their last six games.
Devan Dubnyk made 39 saves in the loss.
Both teams failed to convert on power play chances in the overtime session to set up the shootout.
Sam Gagner of the Oilers was denied on the first one-on-one attempt before Nash snapped a shot past Dubnyk.
Gilbert Brule, originally drafted by Columbus, then rang a shot off the right post, giving Filatov a chance to end the game -- and he did. Filatov lifted a backhand shot over Dubnyk to give the hosts their fifth win in six games.
"Sometimes you win ugly and sometimes you win in dramatic fashion," said Columbus head coach Scott Arniel. "It was a wild and scrambly game, and I knew it was going to be that kind of game, wide open. It was pretty much what I expected."
The Jackets struck 4:11 into the game, when Samuel Pahlsson one-timed a shot from the bottom of the left circle past Dubnyk on a feed from behind the net from Chris Clark.
Edmonton tied the game on the power play just over three minutes later when Jordan Eberle passed from the slot to the right door step, where Shawn Horcoff slid a shot past Mason.
The hosts regained the lead with just under two minutes remaining in the frame when Wilson rammed home a rebound of his own shot for his second career goal.
Dubnyk denied Filatov on a breakaway with 13 1/2 minutes left in regulation to keep it a one-goal game.
The Oilers then tied the contest 3 1/2 minutes later using an extra attacker on a delayed penalty call. Ales Hemsky passed from the bottom of the left circle back to the midpoint, where Theo Peckham ripped a slapshot that Hall deflected past Mason.
"We didn't have a great game tonight," Edmonton head coach Tom Renney said. "We needed to be more physically involved in the game. We needed to go to the dirty areas more, especially people that get the minutes. That being said, the kids are just playing. They understand they are getting an opportunity here and they certainly don't want to let anybody down."
Columbus has won the last four meetings, dating back to last season...The Jackets have won all four games in which they've scored first this season...Columbus was 0-for-7 on the power play...Mason is 4-1-0 against the Oilers...Pahlsson's goal was his first of the year and first since April 7 of last season...Chris Clark picked up a pair of assists for the hosts...Blue Jackets left wing Kristian Huselius and defenseman Jan Hejda were scratched from Thursday's game...Dubnyk has lost all three games he's played against Columbus...Hall had recorded only one assist in his first seven NHL games before Thursday...Edmonton defenseman Ryan Whitney had a four-game streak with an assist snapped...The Oilers were 1-for-5 with the man advantage...Edmonton is 0-2-2 on the road.
10/28 22:48:38 ET