Hemsky Gets Go-Ahead Goal As Oilers Beat Jackets
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ales Hemsky scored the go-ahead goal with 3:08 remaining to lead the Edmonton Oilers to their second straight victory, 6-4 over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.
Shortly after a huge save by goalie Devan Dubnyk, Hemsky took the puck down the length of the ice and danced around several defenders before getting a highlight-reel goal past Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.
Sam Gagner had a goal and three assists to help the Oilers move into a tie for 11th place in the Western Conference with Columbus. Magnus Paajarvi, Jordan Eberle, Shawn Horcoff and Corey Pottera also scored.
Cam Atkinson scored a pair the Blue Jackets, who have lost three in a row after going 8-0-4 in their previous 12 games. Matt Calvert and Artem Anisimov had the other goals.
Source: Associated Press