Gaudreau scored earlier on a power-play and
rookie Kent Johnson added a rare trick goal to highlight a
four-goal, second-period explosion for the Blue Jackets
(23-41-7, 53 points), who won their second straight overtime
contest and won back-to-back games for the first time since Feb.
Michael Hutchinson stopped 34 shots to earn the win in goal for
the Blue Jackets while Ilya Sorokin made 22 saves for the
Brock Nelson scored twice, including the game-tying goal in the
third, as the Islanders (37-27-9, 83 points) saw their
three-game winning streak come to an end.
Islanders captain Anders Lee took a high-sticking penalty with
28.3 seconds left in regulation that allowed Columbus their
game-winning power-play chance.
With the game tied 2-2 in the second period, Johnson pulled off
a highlight-reel goal when he dragged the puck between his feet,
skated behind the Islander net, lifted the puck onto his stick
and into the air and dumped it into the net over Sorokin's right
shoulder for a so-called "Michigan" goal.
The goal came 27 years to the night that Michigan's Mike Legg
made the goal famous in an NCAA tournament game against
That goal gave Columbus its first lead, 3-2. Then 40 seconds
later, 20-year-old Hunter McKown, making his NHL debut, centered
the puck and Eric Robinson poked it between the legs of Sorokin
for a 4-2 lead. McKown signed with Columbus just last week and
earned his first point and took the game's first shot.
With the Blue Jackets down two defensemen due to injuries to
start the period, the Islanders rallied in the third period.
Kyle Palmieri scored his 13th goal three and a half minutes into
the third to cut the Columbus lead to one. Then Nelson scored
his second of the night on the power play eight minutes into the
period to tie the game.
--Field Level Media
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