Blue Jackets win in OT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seth Jones scored 4:27 into overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Thursday night.
As the back-and-forth extra period wound down, Artemi Panarin wove his way through the defense and fed Jones, who knocked the winner past Brian Elliott. Jones got his third overtime goal this season and set a franchise record with the seventh of his Blue Jackets career.
Panarin, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Scott Harrington also scored for the Blue Jackets, who rebounded from a loss Tuesday night to Pittsburgh and hopped over the idle Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes into third place in the Metropolitan Division. Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves.
Travis Sanheim had two goals, Jakub Voracek also scored and Elliott had 36 saves as his two-game winning streak came to an end. Elliott is the seventh goalie used by Philadelphia this season, and the Flyers will set an NHL record when recently acquired Cam Talbot starts Saturday at New Jersey to raise that number to eight.
Sanheim beat Bobrovsky off a nice feed from Voracek to tie it with 6:48 remaining.
Columbus is 8-4 in its last 12 games and 9-3 against Metro Division teams.
NOTES: McQuaid played the 500th game of his career but only his second in Columbus. … Columbus signed F Zac Dalpe to two-year, two-way contract extension. … G Carter Hart missed his third game with a lower-body injury. … Bjorkstrand appeared to score another goal in the first period, but it was waved off because he kicked it and it went in off the skate of a Philadelphia player. A few minutes later, a Flyers goal was disallowed because Voracek was offside bringing the puck into the zone. … Bjorkstrand has points in the last four games. … Flyers F Sean Couturier has 12 points in his past eight games.
Philadelphia: At New Jersey on Friday.
Columbus: Hosts Edmonton on Saturday.