Jones’ breakaway target helped the Geese beat the Blue Jackets, 7–4.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Max Jones scored the tiebreaking target on a breakaway with 2:37 closing because the Anaheim Geese beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-4 on Friday night time in a matchup of groups close to the ground of the NHL standings.

Jones blocked Andrew Peeke’s shot of Columbus as he was once looking to juggle the puck within the Blue Jackets’ offensive zone. The shot went off the shaft of Jones’ stick ahead of he may just get ownership of the puck close to mid-ice. Jones beat Michael Hutchinson with a backhand to the facet of his stick for his 7th target of the season.

“It was once a large target. Indubitably one of the most largest objectives I have scored.” “I instructed myself I used to be going to shoot for it, but if I crossed the blue line, I spotted their angles have been relatively other. I figured I might have to move backhand with it, so it labored out.”

Scott Harrington had two objectives for the Geese, who snapped a two-game shedding streak. It was once additionally the primary multi-goal sport of the defenseman’s nine-year occupation and got here in opposition to the staff the place he performed for 6 seasons.