COLUMBUS, Ohio — Patrik Laine scored at 1:49 of overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night.
Laine’s wrist shot from the left circle sent him tumbling to the ice and beat goalie Ilya Sorokin.
Elvis Merzlikins made 28 saves as Columbus improved to 3-1.
Mathew Barzal scored early in the third period for the Islanders to tie the game after the Blue Jackets had tallied twice in 33 seconds to end the second.
Eighteen-year-old Cole Sillinger got his first NHL goal and Boone Jenner scored his team-leading third of the season for Columbus.
Scott Mayfield also scored and Sorokin had 24 stops for the Islanders, who dropped to 1-3.
After a scoreless first period, the Islanders got on the board at 10:35 of the second when Mayfield intercepted a clearing pass in the Blue Jackets zone and found space between Merzlikins’ pads.
The Islanders dominated the second until the two-minute mark. That’s when Jenner tied it on a power play, deflecting Jakub Voracek shot from the point over a screened Sorokin. Columbus followed up with Vladislav Gavrikov’s quick pass from behind the goal line to set up Sillinger.
Barzal tied it with his second goal of the season, a wrist shot over the shoulder at 5:03 of the third.
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