Jordan Eberle, Brock Nelson Rally Islanders Previous Blue Jackets

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NEW YORK — Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson scored early within the third interval and Jaroslav Halak made 46 saves because the New York Islanders rallied for a Four-Three win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night time.

Columbus led Three-2 heading into the third after Nick Foligno scored on a breakaway late within the second. The Blue Jackets outshot the Islanders 26-12 within the first interval and 40-28 by means of 40 minutes, dominating the sport for important stretches.

Nevertheless, Eberle tied it Three-Three along with his 18th purpose at 2:49 of the third when he corralled a free puck on the high of the slot and whipped it previous backup Columbus goalile Joonas Korpisalo.

Nelson then managed to redirect a rebound previous Korpisalo at 5:14 for his 11th of the season and solely his second purpose since Dec. 7. Andrew Ladd and Ryan Pulock had assists on the purpose two seconds after a penalty to Columbus rookie ahead Pierre-Luc Dubois had expired.

Nick Leddy and Josh Bailey additionally scored for the Islanders, who gained for the primary time in three video games because the All-Star break. They misplaced the primary two by mixed 9-1 margin towards Florida and Toronto.

Josh Anderson and Cam Atkinson additionally scored for Columbus, which has misplaced six of its final eight. Korpisalo completed with 34 saves.

Late within the second, Foligno swooped down on Halak after Oliver Bjorkstrand despatched him an ideal go from the defensive zone and slid a backhand alongside the ice previous Halak with 1:57 left for his 10th purpose of the season.

Bailey had put the Islanders up 2-1 at 11:14 of the second along with his 13th purpose.

Atkinson shortly tied it at 12:36 when he rifled the puck by Halak after linemate Artemi Panarin intercepted the puck from Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield. Panarin, acquired from Chicago final June, leads the Blue Jackets in assists with 29 and factors with 42.

Atkinson’s eighth purpose of the season prolonged his factors streak to 4 video games.

Anderson opened the scoring for Columbus at 6:12 of the primary interval along with his 16th of the season on the ability play. Dubois and Jussi Jokinen had assists on the primary profession power-play purpose for the 23-year-old Anderson who has 34 profession targets.

Leddy’s level shot with 2:22 left within the first eluded Korpisalo to knot the rating at 1. John Tavares and Mathew Barzal recorded assists on Leddy’s seventh purpose and his first in 30 video games. Leddy’s earlier tally got here Nov. 24 towards Philadelphia.

 
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