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Blue Jackets win by answering Oilers

Score within 45 seconds of three goals; McDavid has two points

by Craig Merz / Correspondent

COLUMBUS - Every time the Edmonton Oilers thought they had pulled back into the game after allowing two early goals, the Columbus Blue Jackets responded.

The result was a 6-3 victory for the Blue Jackets who scored within 43 seconds of each Oilers' goal.

"The goals against were all at a really bad time," Edmonton center Leon Draisaitl said. "That's unacceptable."

Video: EDM@CBJ: Tyutin goes five-hole to increase the lead

Defenseman David Savard scored twice for Columbus (27-30-8), which is 8-2-3 in the past 13 games. Scott Hartnell and Boone Jenner each had a goal and an assist. Cam Atkinson and defenseman Fedor Tyutin also scored and Joonas Korpisalo made 33 saves.

The Columbus defensemen had five points: Ryan Murray and Seth Jones each had an assist.

"Credit to the forwards," Savard said of his goals. "They are working really hard down low and getting the pucks to us. They're going to the net, too, setting screens. It's hard for the goalie to see the puck."

The Blue Jackets tied a franchise record with 14 players having at least a point.

Rookie Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist for Edmonton. Draisaitl and Taylor Hall also scored and Andrej Sekera and Patrick Maroon, in his second game with the Oilers, each had two assists.

The Blue Jackets were able to take advantage of the Oilers (25-35-7) playing Thursday at the Philadelphia Flyers while Columbus had three days off.

"The body wanted to go," Edmonton coach Todd McLellan said. "The mind wasn't putting it in situations where we even had a chance for success. It happened right off the bat the first two goals.

Video: EDM@CBJ: Wennberg feeds Hartnell to extend the lead

"We didn't give ourselves much of an opportunity to win as a tired team. A tired team can still win in this League if you play smart. We didn't."

Atkinson and Savard scored on Columbus' first two shots in the first 2:44 of the game against rookie goaltender Laurent Brossoit, in his third NHL game. Brossoit played for the first time since Feb. 13 after Cam Talbot made 35 saves in the 4-0 win vs. the Flyers.

"We've got to start better," Oilers defenseman Brandon Davidson said. "That's the bottom line. We've got a fresh goalie in net. We've got to step up our game, do the little things. We didn't do that early on.

"He needs help from us. He's the newest member. He needs confidence in us and we need to provide that to him. We didn't."

Columbus coach John Tortorella feared the Blue Jackets might be too rested after the layoff.

"[Tortorella] came in [the locker room] and said he was worried about our start," Hartnell said. "[Captain Nick] Foligno actually said, 'Don't worry about it, we've got it.'"

The Oilers cut the deficit to 2-1 on Leon Draisaitl's 17th at 4:35 of the second but Tyutin responded 10 seconds later.

Video: EDM@CBJ: Savard fires it home for his second goal

 It was Tyutin's first goal in 66 games dating to March 12, 2015, vs. the Detroit Red Wings.

"It's great. Tyutin is a guy that adds a lot in the room," Savard said. "I was probably more happy than he was."

Jenner's 23rd goal was a redirect of a Murray shot on the power play at 10:54 to make it 4-1. The Oilers challenged that Jenner was offside, but the call on the ice stood.

The Oilers pulled to within 4-2 on Hall's 22nd, a power-play goal, with 1:00 left in the period but Columbus countered quickly with Hartnell's 21st goal 43 seconds later off a turnover initiated by Alexander Wennberg to make it 5-2.

"Scoring so quickly in response was a nice reversal," Hartnell said. "That was the theme against us early in the year. Every time we had momentum that next shift it would be in our net."

Edmonton never recovered after giving up the late goal.

"The next few shifts after a goal you want to make sure you sustain momentum and keep going," Hall said. "Tough night in that regard."

In the third period, McDavid's 13th at 3:22 of the third went off the stick of Jones. McDavid has eight goals and 22 points in 17 games since returning from an injury.

Savard made it 6-3 with a slap shot 35 seconds later, his second of the game. He has three goals this season.

McLellan said each of Savard's goals was a result of poor defending.

"He was walking down Main Street and had all day to pick a spot," he said.

Video: Blue Jacket's early lead keeps them ahead

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