NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Columbus
(Tuesday, November 25th)
Final Score: Columbus 3, Edmonton 3
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Brad Isbister and Radek Dvorak scored third- period goals, as the Edmonton Oilers rallied for a 3-3 tie with the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.
Ales Hemsky also scored for the Oilers, who came back indoors after losing to Montreal in the league's first outdoor contest in history on Saturday. Edmonton has earned a point in five of its last six games (4-1-1).
Ty Conklin made his eighth straight start in goal for Edmonton in place of regular starter Tommy Salo, who remains sidelined with a hip injury, and finished with 31 saves.
Manny Malhotra, Geoff Sanderson and Trevor Letowski all scored for Columbus, which is unbeaten in the last three (2-0-1). Marc Denis allowed three goals on 34 shots for the Blue Jackets, who are 7-3-2 at home this season.
Trailing 3-1 after 40 minutes of action, the Oilers rallied for a pair of goals to even the contest in the third period.
With 14:27 remaining in regulation, Isbister loaded up from the right circle and sent a rocketing slapshot past Denis to bring the visitors within a goal.
Dvorak then notched the equalizer with his fourth goal at 13:09. He was stationed near the crease and tipped home a centering pass from Raffi Torres.
Columbus had a power play late in the third period, but failed to convert. Conklin made a nice pad save near the left post with under a minute to go before the contest went into the extra session.
Edmonton controlled play for most of the overtime. Oilers' defenseman Marc- Andre Bergeron had a chance on a rebound, but sailed the puck over the net. On the other end, Letowski was upended when he tried a stuffer from in close.
The Blue Jackets took a 1-0 lead just after the two-minute mark of the opening period when Malhotra scored his first goal of the season from Todd Rohloff and Anders Eriksson.
When Oilers' center Jarret Stoll was sent to the penalty box for tripping late in the first period, Columbus pushed its lead to 2-0. Rick Nash took control behind the net and spotted a streaking Sanderson, who one-timed the feed past Conklin for his fourth tally of the campaign.
Early on in the second period, Hemsky cut the Oilers deficit in half with a rebound from in front at 3:13.
However, another Blue Jackets' power-play goal saw them regain their two-goal edge. The puck was thrown toward the goal mouth and, after hitting skates and sticks in front, popped up in the air before Letowski batted it into the cage midway through the stanza.
The Oilers are 3-5-2 on the road this season...Edmonton is 6-0-2 in the last eight meetings and 3-0-2 in its last five trips to Ohio...Dvorak now has a six-game point streak, while Sanderson boasts a five-game streak...The Blue Jackets went 2-for-5 on the power play and held the Oilers scoreless on four opportunities with the extra skater.
11/25 22:03:46 ET