Blue Jackets end 5-game skid with 3-2 win over Coyotes

Arizona Coyotes center Barrett Hayton (29) and Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Sonny Milano (22) fight for the puck in the first period during an NHL ...

Arizona Coyotes center Barrett Hayton (29) and Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Sonny Milano (22) fight for the puck in the first period during an NHL ...

Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno, right, shields Arizona Coyotes center Clayton Keller (9) from the puck in the first period during an NHL...

Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno, right, shields Arizona Coyotes center Clayton Keller (9) from the puck in the first period during an NHL...

Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno (71) skates away from Arizona Coyotes center Clayton Keller in the first period during an NHL hockey game...

Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno (71) skates away from Arizona Coyotes center Clayton Keller in the first period during an NHL hockey game...

Arizona Coyotes left wing Christian Dvorak (18) shoots in front of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov in the second period during an ...

Arizona Coyotes left wing Christian Dvorak (18) shoots in front of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov in the second period during an ...

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Gustav Nyquist had a goal and two assists, Joonas Korpisalo stopped 31 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets ended a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.

Emil Bemstrom got his first NHL goal and Oliver Bjorkstrand scored midway through the third period after a bouncing puck skipped past Arizona defenseman Kyle Capobianco's stick.

The Coyotes had a two-man advantage for the final 1:48 after pulling goalie Darcy Kuemper and a Columbus penalty but couldn't get anything past Korpisalo.

Carl Soderberg and Jakob Chychrun scored for the Coyotes, who have lost two straight for the first time since the opening two games of the season. Darcy Kuemper had 30 saves.

The Coyotes were coming off an overtime loss to Calgary after blowing a 3-1 third-period lead on two goals 49 seconds apart.

The Blue Jackets needed just 14 seconds to score Thursday. Nyquist got it, redirecting a shot by Seth Jones past Kuemper's glove side.

Soderberg tied it midway through the first period with his fifth goal, punching in a rebound after Korpisalo stopped Lawson Crouse's redirect attempt.

Kuemper made some spectacular saves when Columbus turned up the pressure to start the second period, and Chychrun put Arizona ahead 2-1 by beating Korpisalo with a wrister from the left circle.

Korpisalo also made a couple of difficult saves, including against Michael Grabner on a breakaway, and Bemstrom tied it late in the period on a power play by caroming a shot from behind the goal off Kuemper's skate.

Korpisalo stopped Grabner on another breakaway early in the third period and made some big saves down the stretch.

NOTES: Arizona D Jason Demers did not play due to a lower-body injury. ... Columbus has won five straight in Arizona. ... Coyotes C Brad Richardson and D Jordan Oesterle did not play, but both are close to returning from lower-body injuries.

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Columbus plays at Colorado on Saturday.

Arizona hosts Minnesota on Saturday.

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