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Columbus 5, Arizona 4
When: 9:00 PM ET, Thursday, November 18, 2021
Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona
Referees: Jake Brenk, Michael Markovic
Linesmen: Bevan Mills, Killian McNamara
Attendance: 7865

Boone Jenner scored two goals and Yegor Chinakhov had the deciding tally in a seven-round shootout as the Columbus Blue Jackets earned a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday in Glendale, Ariz.

Zach Werenski scored a third-period goal for the Blue Jackets and Justin Danforth added the first of his career in his second game as Columbus won for the fifth time in seven games.

Ryan Dzingel, Phil Kessel, Lawson Krouse and Jakob Chychrun scored goals for the Coyotes, who earned a point in consecutive games for the first time this season.

Elvis Merzlikins, becoming the first to start three consecutive games in goal for the Blue Jackets, had 25 saves. Scott Wedgewood stopped 42 shots in his third start since joining the Coyotes off waivers from the New Jersey Devils on Nov. 4.

Werenski gave the Blue Jackets a 4-3 lead with 6:23 remaining, but the Coyotes were able to tie the score 41 seconds later when Chychrun scored his second of the season into the roof of the net from the left faceoff circle.

Dzingel scored his first of the season at 5:59 of the opening period in his return to the Coyotes from a 10-game absence caused by a lower-body injury. Jenner got the Blue Jackets even with his first of the game on a power play less than four minutes before the first intermission.

Neither team scored throughout most of the second period until a flurry of four goals in the final 3:31.

Kessel gave Arizona a 2-1 lead when he scored his third of the season unassisted off a Blue Jackets turnover at 16:29 of the period. The Blue Jackets tied it 23 seconds later when Jenner scored his second of the game and ninth of the season.

Another 42 seconds later, the Blue Jackets had a 3-2 lead when Danforth scored three days after making his NHL debut. The Coyotes gave their response with 43 seconds remaining in the second period when Crouse scored, his fifth.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Columbus   Arizona
Boone Jenner 2 Points Jakob Chychrun 2
Boone Jenner 2 Goals Jakob Chychrun 1
Oliver Bjorkstrand 2 Assists Jakob Chychrun 1
Boone Jenner 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Elvis Merzlikins .862 Save Percentage Scott Wedgewood .913
Elvis Merzlikins 25 Saves Scott Wedgewood 42
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 46 5 2-4 3-3 13 30
Arizona 29 4 0-3 2-4 15 27
Upcoming Games
  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .143 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play their next game on the road against Vegas. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .833 after a loss.