Laine lifts CBJ in OT

COLUMBUS (AP) — Patrik Laine scored at 1:49 of overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night.

Laine skated into the left circle and delivered a wrist shot that sent him tumbling to the ice and beat goalie Ilya Sorokin.

“(Laine) has one of the best shots in the world, and he’s a threat no matter where he is,” Columbus forward Jakub Voracek said.

Blue Jackets’ 18-year-old rookie Cole Sillinger got his first NHL goal late in the third period, 33 seconds after Boone Jenner scored on a power play to tie the game.

Mathew Barzal answered early in the third period for the Islanders to even the score at 2.

Elvis Merzlikins made 28 saves as Columbus.


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