Oilers win a shootout over Blue Jackets 6-4

Columbus Blue Jackets Jared Boll loses his helmet as he fights the Edmonton Oilers Mike Brownduring...

Columbus Blue Jackets Jared Boll loses his helmet as he fights the Edmonton Oilers Mike Brownduring the second period at Rexall Place. (Amber Bracken/QMI Agency)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:39 AM ET

In a game that featured the two lowest scoring teams in the NHL, and a pair of red hot goalies, the last thing anyone expected to see was a shooutout.

A 1-1 game that went to a shootout, maybe, but not a 6-4 slugfest.

But that’s what they got. Last goal wins.

Ales Hemsky scored it with 3:08 left in regulation as the Oilers kept their playoff hopes alive with a triple-comeback victory over the Columbus Blbue Jackets.

The Oilers came back from 2-0, from 3-2 and from 4-3, refusing to go away until Hemsky finally sealed it with an end-to-end rush.

It was a wild one.

The Jackets had points in 13 of their last 14 games (8-1-5), but were struggling terribly on the road (3-9-2).

The Oilers, meanwhile, were 0-7-5 when coming home from a road trip of two games or longer.

Something had to give.

In the end, it was Columbus.

At first, though, the Oilers were the team that sagged.


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