Columbus
Blue Jackets
34-36-12
Edmonton
Oilers
41-35-6
SO
38 SOG
29 SOG
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game recap

Oilers 4, Blue Jackets 3, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

Associated Press

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Oilers 4, Blue Jackets 3, SO
Columbus Blue Jackets 3, Edmonton Oilers 4

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -Ales Hemsky scored the only goal of the shootout as the Edmonton Oilers won their fourth consecutive game, slipping past the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Sunday night.

Edmonton extended its NHL record for most shootout wins in a season to 14.

Hemsky, Andrew Cogliano and Steve Staios scored in regulation for Edmonton. Rick Nash, Jason Chimera and Dick Tarnstrom scored for Columbus.

Hemsky, the last of Edmonton's shooters in the shootout, beat goalie Pascal Leclaire with a forehand and Oilers goalie Mathieu Garon made it stand with a left pad save on Gilbert Brule to end the game.

It was the seventh win in a row at home for the Oilers (31-30-5), who went over the .500 mark for the first time since the fourth game of the season, something they failed to do in five previous opportunities. Edmonton is seven points behind eighth-place Colorado in the Western Conference playoff race.

Columbus (30-27-10) has lost two of its last three and is four points back of eighth.

Nash scored with just over three minutes remaining in the first period to put the Blue Jackets on the board, beating Garon with a wrist shot from the top of the circle.

It only took the Oilers 41 seconds to answer as Cogliano tipped a shot from fellow rookie San Gagner through the legs of Leclaire.

It stayed 1-1 through a scoreless second, with Garon facing the majority of the shots as Columbus outshot Edmonton 24-12 through the second period.

The Blue Jackets regained the lead midway through the third as Nikolai Zherdev made a deft backhand pass from behind the net to Chimera, who tucked the puck between Garon's legs.

The Oilers scored goals just 20 seconds apart a couple minutes later to take the 3-2 lead.

They tied the game on the power play when Hemsky walked in from the point and beat Leclaire on a high shot. They jumped out in front on a bit of a fluke when Staios' point shot was deflected and went high in the air and over Leclaire, who made an attempt to jump up and catch it before it landed in the net behind him.

Tarnstrom scored the game-tying goal against his former team with a shot through the crowd.

Notes: Linesman Ryan Galloway took a puck in the face in the first minute of the contest and left the game, bleeding from just below the eye. He was able to return for the second period after getting 10 stitches ... It was the first meeting between the teams since Columbus sent forward Curtis Glencross to Edmonton for Tarnstrom. Glencross has two goals and three assists in his first nine games with Edmonton.

scoring summary
1st Period
16:39
CBJ
Rick Nash (35) ASST: Manny Malhotra (14), Nikolay Zherdev (30)
1 - 0 CBJ
17:02
EDM
Andrew Cogliano (12) ASST: Sam Gagner (28), Denis Grebeshkov (11)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
10:26
CBJ
Jason Chimera (13) ASST: Nikolay Zherdev (31), Andrew Murray (2)
2 - 1 CBJ
11:51
EDM
PPG - Ales Hemsky (18) ASST: Jarret Stoll (19), Dustin Penner (21)
2 - 2 Tie
12:11
EDM
Steve Staios (7) ASST: Andrew Cogliano (22), Robert Nilsson (21)
3 - 2 EDM
17:21
CBJ
Dick Tarnstrom (3) ASST: NONE
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDCBJEDMTOTAL
1R. Nash
R. Nilsson
0 - 0
2N. Zherdev
A. Hemsky
0 - 1
3G. Brule
0 - 1
penalty summary
1st Period
04:04
EDM
Dustin Penner  Hooking against  Nikolay Zherdev
11:56
CBJ
Rick Nash  Hooking against  Fernando Pisani
2nd Period
01:42
EDM
Jarret Stoll  Holding against  Derek MacKenzie
08:34
CBJ
Jan Hejda  Interference against  Jarret Stoll
09:48
EDM
Robert Nilsson  Interference against  Rick Nash
09:48
CBJ
Rick Nash  Hooking against  Robert Nilsson
17:26
CBJ
Jan Hejda  Tripping against  Ales Hemsky
18:30
EDM
Jarret Stoll  Hooking against  Jason Chimera
3rd Period
07:28
EDM
Matt Greene  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
11:44
CBJ
David Vyborny  Hooking against  Andrew Cogliano
12:26
CBJ
Jan Hejda  Hooking against  Tom Gilbert
OT Period
04:11
CBJ
Kris Russell  Hi-sticking against  Fernando Pisani
goalie stats
Pascal Leclaire
SA: 29TOI: 65:00
Saves: 26EV: 22 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .897SH: 0 - 0
Mathieu Garon
SA: 38TOI: 65:00
Saves: 35EV: 26 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 8
SV%: .921SH: 1 - 1
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