Blue Jackets end 5-game skid with 3-2 win over Coyotes
By JOHN MARSHALL
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Gustav Nyquist had a goal and two assists, Joonas Korpisalo stopped 31 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets ended a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.
The Coyotes had a two-man advantage for the final 1:48 after pulling goalie Darcy Kuemper and a Columbus penalty but couldn't get anything past Korpisalo.
The Coyotes were coming off an overtime loss to Calgary after blowing a 3-1 third-period lead on two goals 49 seconds apart.
The Blue Jackets needed just 14 seconds to score Thursday. Nyquist got it, redirecting a shot by Seth Jones past Kuemper's glove side.
Soderberg tied it midway through the first period with his fifth goal, punching in a rebound after Korpisalo stopped Lawson Crouse's redirect attempt.
Kuemper made some spectacular saves when Columbus turned up the pressure to start the second period, and Chychrun put Arizona ahead 2-1 by beating Korpisalo with a wrister from the left circle.
Korpisalo also made a couple of difficult saves, including against Michael Grabner on a breakaway, and Bemstrom tied it late in the period on a power play by caroming a shot from behind the goal off Kuemper's skate.
Korpisalo stopped Grabner on another breakaway early in the third period and made some big saves down the stretch.
NOTES: Arizona D Jason Demers did not play due to a lower-body injury. ... Columbus has won five straight in Arizona. ... Coyotes C Brad Richardson and D Jordan Oesterle did not play, but both are close to returning from lower-body injuries.
Columbus plays at Colorado on Saturday.
Arizona hosts Minnesota on Saturday.
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Updated November 7, 2019