Blue Jackets extend streak, beat Islanders
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ryan Johansen scored late in regulation to tie it and then added the clinching goal in the shootout Thursday night to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders, extending their streak to eight straight wins.
After Mark Letestu scored to lead off the shootout, Johansen slowed as he went in on goalie Jaroslav Halak and slid the puck between his leg pads. Sergei Bobrovsky, who stopped Frans Nielsen in the first round, then stopped Kyle Okposo to lock up the victory.
The Blue Jackets, out of the playoff picture, have won 11 of 12 in addition to running their road streak to a franchise-best eight in a row.
Brandon Dubinsky and Jack Johnson had goals for Columbus, with Johansen also adding an assist.
John Tavares had a goal and an assist for the Islanders, who blew a two-goal lead in the third.
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