Rookie Werenski scores in OT, Jackets beat Ducks 3-2

Columbus Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski, right, celebrates his game-winning goal against the Anaheim Ducks with teammate Alexander Wennberg, of Sweden, during overtime of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets won 3-2. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Zach Werenski scored 1:21 into overtime after Columbus blew a two-goal lead, helping the Blue Jackets escape with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.

Brandon Saad had a goal and an assist and Boone Jenner got his first score this season for Columbus, which won its fourth straight at home and stretched its point streak to five (4-0-1). Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves.

Anaheim's Nick Ritchie tied it at 2 early in the third period after Rickard Rakell scored late in the second. John Gibson made 15 stops.

After being pinned in its zone to start overtime, Columbus pushed the play forward. Alexander Wennberg – who got his 12th assist – spun with the puck at the left faceoff dot, hitting Werenski with a pass in stride in the slot. The rookie defenseman snapped a shot by Gibson for his third goal.