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Patrick Laine scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Kraken 2-1

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Patrick Laine scored at 2:16 of overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1, come-from-behind win over the expansion Seattle Kraken on Saturday night.

Eric Robinson scored, and Elvis Merzlikins stopped 19 shots for his second win for the Blue Jackets, who are off to a 2-0-0 start.

Brandon Tanev scored for Seattle. Philipp Grubauer made 23 saves.

The game was scoreless until Tanev beat Merzlikins at 14:37 of the second period. It was Tanev's team-leading third goal of the season, and he gave the Kraken their first 1-0 lead.

Robinson pulled Columbus even at 10:07 of the third, scoring high over Grubauer. Gregory Hofmann picked up the assist, his first NHL point.

In the 3-on-3 overtime, Laine fired a laser from the right circle, giving Columbus its first overtime win on the season.

Grubauer, a Vezina Trophy finalist in 2020-21, started his third straight game since heading West from the Colorado Avalanche.

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Seattle plays at Philadelphia on Monday.

Columbus plays at Detroit on Tuesday.

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Nicole Kraft, The Associated Press

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