Gagner ties it, Jones wins it in OT; Jackets beat Stars 3-2

BY foxsports • November 15, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Sam Gagner tied it with 16 seconds left in the third period and Seth Jones scored 46 seconds into overtime, lifting the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 36 shots for Columbus, and Nick Foligno also scored.

Tyler Seguin scored his team-leading fifth goal for Dallas early in the third for a 2-1 lead. Columbus pulled Bobrovsky for an extra skater on a power play in the final minute, leading to Gagner's slap shot from atop the left circle that beat goalie Antti Niemi.

Jones then won it with a wrist shot through traffic from above the circles.

Jason Spezza also scored for the Stars, and Niemi made 25 saves.

The Blue Jackets improved to 4-3-1 and swept the two-game season series with Dallas.

After a scoreless first period, Foligno got his second goal when he snapped a wrist shot from the left circle 3:50 into the second. Zach Werenski picked up his seventh point with an assist, tying him for the team lead. Brandon Saad also assisted.

Dallas went ahead at 1:13 when Seguin buried the puck from a sharp angle just to the left of the net.

Both goalies were solid in the first period, especially Bobrovsky, who endured Dallas' 18-shot barrage while his teammates took half that many.

The Blue Jackets couldn't muster a shot until Gagner managed one with 11:44 left in the first period, which was highlighted by a helmetless Foligno pummeling Dallas' Antoine Roussel after Roussel just missed an aggressive check on Alexander Wennberg. Both players were penalized for fighting.

NOTES: Stars D Dan Hamhuis returned to the lineup Tuesday after being a healthy scratch Saturday in a 4-0 loss against the Minnesota Wild. He replaced Patrik Nemeth. ... Blue Jackets D Ryan Murray returned to the lineup after missing the past four games because of injury. He caught an elbow to the head against the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 21. Dalton Prout was scratched to make room. ... D Scott Harrington also was a healthy scratch for the Blue Jackets. The Stars scratched D Jamie Oleksiak, LW Curtis McKenzie, as well as Nemeth. ... After a 2-1-1 West Coast swing, the Blue Jackets began a stretch of playing eight of 11 games at home.

UP NEXT

Dallas: Play St. Louis at home Thursday night.

Columbus: Host Montreal on Friday night.



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