Laine, Blue Jackets defeat Kraken in OT


COLUMBUS — Patrik Laine scored 2:16 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 win against the Seattle Kraken at Nationwide Arena on Saturday.

Laine took a pass from Zach Werenski on the rush and scored short side with a wrist shot from the right face-off circle.

It was the first overtime game in Kraken history.

Elvis Merzlikins made 19 saves for Columbus (2-0-0).

Philipp Grubauer made 23 saves for Seattle (1-1-1).

Eric Robinson tied the game 1-1 at 10:07 of the third period. Forward Gregory Hofmann got the primary assist for his first NHL point in his second game.

Brandon Tanev scored at 14:32 of the second period to give the Kraken a 1-0 lead. It was the first time Seattle scored the first goal in a game.

Tanev scored two goals in the Kraken’s first victory, 4-3 at the Nashville Predators on Thursday.

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