Erik Gudbranson

Jones leads Blue Jackets past Canucks in OT for 9th in a row

The Columbus Blue Jackets made John Tortorella sweat a little for his 500th NHL victory.

Columbus squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-2 in the third period before Seth Jones scored 46 seconds into overtime Sunday to lift the Blue Jacked to a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 for their ninth straight win.

Tortorella became the first U.S.-born coach to reach 500 victories, and while he downplayed the accomplishment, Columbus captain Nick Foligno said it was a special moment when he handed the 58-year-old the game puck in a boisterous locker room.

"He says it doesn't mean (anything), but it's a lot of wins," Foligno said. "He's gone through a...

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