COLUMBUS (AP) – Josh Anderson scored 2:38 into overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied to beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Friday night.
Anderson beat backup goalie Steve Mason with a snap shot from the slot to get his third goal of the season and cap the comeback victory. Cam Atkinson scored for Columbus midway through the third period to tie it.
The winner by Anderson came shortly after Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky blocked and fell on a point-blank shot from Blake Wheeler. Bobrovsky made 29 saves.
Mason, who played in Columbus for the first five seasons of his career, stopped 35 shots as Winnipeg lost for the second straight night. The Jets fell to Pittsburgh 2-1 in OT on Thursday.
Winnipeg’s Brandon Tanev scored 4:52 into the first period. Bobrovsky stopped Tanev’s initial wrist shot but lost track of the puck, which trickled between his legs and behind him into the blue paint. Tanev spied it, charged in and netted a backhander for his second goal of the season and just the fourth of his career.
Atkinson tied it 10:23 into the third when he backhanded a tumbling puck past Mason from the slot for his fourth goal.
Winnipeg failed to score on six power plays. Columbus looked better on their four, but also didn’t score.
The Blue Jackets (7-3-0) completed the best 10-game start in franchise history. Their best start since entering the NHL in 2000 was in 2007-08, when they began the season 6-3-1.
NOTES: Columbus has won all three of its overtime games this season. … Anderson skated on the first line with Nick Foligno and Artemi Panarin. He moved up from the third line. … Columbus plays the third of 17 back-to-back sets this weekend. … Winnipeg scratched D Tucker Poolman, D Ben Chiarot and F Joel Armia, who suffered an undisclosed injury and was replaced by Marko Dano. … D Scott Harrington and F Markus Hanninkainen were scratched for Columbus.
Winnipeg: Hosts Pittsburgh on Sunday night.
Columbus: Plays at St. Louis on Saturday night.