The Edmonton Oilers overturned a four-goal deficit, but the effort wasn’t enough to leave two points in the standings, losing 6-5 to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday afternoon.
The Blue Jackets scored the first four goals of the game before the Oilers came back to tie the game 4-4 in the middle frame.
There are only two teams this season in the NHL that have managed to bridge that deficit to finally win. Vancouver did that against the Montreal Canadiens in December and Detroit beat Pittsburgh in December as well.
Jack Roslovic scored two goals in addition to collecting two assists. His second goal of the third period was the winning goal.
Two goals by Kirill Marchenko, Bon Jenner and Patrick Lane gave the Blue Jackets a four-goal lead in the second period.
Lin and Johnny Goudreau caught two passes each.
Jonas Korbesalo stopped 48 shots, including 22 in the third period.
For the Oilers, Connor McDavid has scored two goals, 47 and 48 this season. He also caught two assists. He has scored two goals in each of his last three matches.
Leon Draistel, with a goal in the seventh straight game, knocked out Warren Voegele and Zack Hyman the others.
Defenders Brett Kulak and Tyson Barry caught two passes each.
Jack Campbell stopped ten shots before giving way to Stuart Skinner, who also made 10 saves.
Edmonton sits third in the Pacific Division, two points behind the Los Angeles Kings.
The Oilers will host the Boston Bruins on Monday night.
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