Blue Jackets edge Kings thanks to Johnny Gaudreau’s goal in OT

Blue Jackets edge Kings thanks to Johnny Gaudreau’s goal in OT

Johnny Gaudreau was credited with a goal 40 seconds into overtime that gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 6-5 win against the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night.Patrik Laine took a shot that was saved by Jonathan Quick. The rebound went off Gaudreau and fell in the Los Angeles crease, where Kings forward Kevin Fiala tried to clear the puck, but it went off Quick and into his own net.Jack Roslovic had two goals and two assists, Laine and Gaudreau each had a goal and two assists and Elvis Merzlikins made 33 saves for the Blue Jackets, who have won a season-high two in a row for the third time this season.Anze Kopitar scored two goals, and Quick made 20 saves for the Kings, who are 2-1-1 on a six-game road trip.The Kings rallied back from a 2-0 deficit to twice tie the score in the second period and trailed by two goals again to start the third, but Kopitar got to a loose puck behind Merzlikins to make it 5-4 at 4:52, and Adrian Kempe scored on a rebound in the slot to tie it 5-5 at 5:31.Roslovic had scored short-handed and on a power play in the final two minutes of the second period to give Columbus a 5-3 lead.Kirill Marchenko scored his first NHL goal off a feed from Kent Johnson to give the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead at 6:44 of the first.

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