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Wennberg has shootout winner and 2 assists in Blue Jackets' 5-4 comeback victory over Oilers

  • Edmonton Oilers' Teddy Purcell, right, moves with the puck as Columbus Blue Jackets' Adam Cracknell defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 13, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Edmonton Oilers' Teddy Purcell, right, moves with the puck as Columbus Blue Jackets' Adam Cracknell defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 13, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers' Luke Gazdic, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Jared Boll fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 13, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Edmonton Oilers' Luke Gazdic, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Jared Boll fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 13, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

  • Columbus Blue Jackets' Artem Anisimov, left, of Russia, and Edmonton Oilers' Andrew Ference chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 13, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Columbus Blue Jackets' Artem Anisimov, left, of Russia, and Edmonton Oilers' Andrew Ference chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 13, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

Alexander Wennberg scored the winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night.

Wennberg, who scored his first NHL shootout goal on his third try, also had two assists for the Blue Jackets, who ended a five-game losing streak at home.

Fellow rookie Marko Dano had a goal and an assist, and Cam Atkinson, Artem Anisimov and Scott Hartnell scored for Columbus, which has won its last three. Nick Foligno also had two assists, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 31 saves.

Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist, and Derek Roy, Andrew Ference and Nail Yakupov also scored for the Oilers, who have lost seven in a row (0-6-1). Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Justin Schultz each had two assists, and Ben Scrivens stopped 27 shots.

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