Jones breaks tie late for Ducks in win against Blue Jackets

Jones breaks tie late for Ducks in win against Blue Jackets

Jones breaks tie late for Ducks in win against Blue Jackets

ANAHEIM — Max Jones broke a tie late in the third period for the Anaheim Ducks in a 7-4 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Honda Center on Friday.

Jones stole the puck from defenseman Andrew Peeke at the Columbus blue line and scored on a breakaway to give Anaheim a 5-4 lead at 17:23 of the third period, its fifth lead of the game.

Scott Harrington lofted a shot that bounced into the empty net with 48 seconds left to make it 6-4, and Ryan Strome scored another empty-net goal with 34 seconds remaining for the 7-4 final.

Harrington scored twice, Troy Terry and Strome each had a goal and an assist, Simon Benoit had two assists for his first NHL multipoint game, and Lukas Dostal made 38 saves for the Ducks (23-36-10), who are 6-2-3 in their past 11 games.

Patrik Laine had a goal and an assist, and Michael Hutchinson made 31 saves and had an assist for the Blue Jackets (21-40-7), who became the second NHL team eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs (San Jose Sharks).

The Ducks took a 1-0 lead at 3:19 of the first period on a one-timer by Trevor Zegras.

Nick Blankenburg redirected a pass through Dostal’s pads to tie it 1-1 at 10:57.

Harrington made it 2-1 at 14:37 with a point shot through traffic for his first goal with the Ducks since he was acquired off waivers from the New Jersey Devils on Feb. 28.

Boone Jenner tied it 2-2 at 19:29 on a wrist shot off the rush.

Max Comtois scored on a wrist shot from the top of the left circle to move Anaheim back ahead 3-2 at 3:44 of the second period.

Columbus tied it 3-3 at 16:35 of the second when Cole Sillinger redirected a pass from Kent Johnson while on a power play to end a 45-game goal drought.

Terry redirected a pass from defenseman Colton White into the net to move the Ducks ahead 4-3 at 2:25 of the third period.

Laine scored the second power play of the game for Columbus when he put in his own rebound to make it 4-4 at 6:43.

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