COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets, who have lost three straight games, are coming off their most impressive effort of the season and a 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.
The Jackets, coming off a 3.3-game winning streak, scored twice in the third period to take a 4-3 lead and extend the lead to 4-2 on a goal by Ryan Johansen.
But the Stars got the game back to tie in the final period on an empty netter by Jason Demers.
Johansen scored the tying goal with 9:19 left to tie the game.
It was the first time in the series that Columbus scored four goals in a span of three periods.
The Blue Jackets (25-11-6, 70 points) are making their third straight trip to North America, after going 7-3-2 last season.
They are 1-2-0 against the Stars (27-12-4, 72 points) this season.
Dallas, meanwhile, is 5-2 against the Jackets this season and has won four straight at Nationwide Arena.
Columbus defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was in his first All-Star Game as a Blue Jacket.
Shattenkirk, who leads the team with 17 goals and 33 points, played all four of the team’s shifts Saturday, with five shots on goal and six shots on the power play.
The Blue Jacket captain was not with the team that defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs last spring.
He will travel with the Blue Jackets to Columbus on Sunday.
Blue Jackets forward Jack Johnson scored his 10th goal of the postseason for the first and only time.
He has six goals and 13 points in 12 games this season for Columbus.
Dallas defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka had two assists for Columbus, which won the first two games of its trip.
Dallas has lost six of eight.
Arizona’s Matt Duchene scored the game-winning goal in the second period to give the Coyotes a 3:02 lead.
It tied the game at 4-4 with 4:35 left.
After a shootout goal by Jakub Voracek, Columbus scored again with 4.2 seconds left to make it 5-4.
But Arizona responded on the Power Play, when Jason Demer scored on a breakaway and sent a pass to Johnson on the goal.
The Stars, who are 4-1-0 since returning to the NHL from a six-game break, were led by defenseman Antoine Roussel, who has five points (two goals, two assists) in his past six games.
Dallas captain Jamie Benn had six points (three goals, five assists) and 13 shots on net.
The Coyotes had a chance to tie at 4:31 of the third when defenseman Shane Doan tipped a shot from the left circle.
But defenseman Kyle Connor redirected the puck in to his stick to give Dallas a 3, 4-5 lead.
Dallas defenseman Erik Johnson had three assists in the game and has eight points (four goals, eight assists) this year.
He is tied for second on the team in points and third in goals.
Columbus winger Ryan Johansson has nine points (six goals, seven assists) over his past 10 games.
He was a plus-seven in the first period and scored twice on the man advantage.
Defenseman Seth Jones scored a goal and was plus-three in the fourth period, and defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson added an assist.
Dallas defenseman John Klingberg scored a power-play goal.