The debut for Brandon Saad at United Center did not end up good for the Blue Jackets. The final score of the game was 4-1, bringing the Blue Jackets to their worst start in franchise history. The Jackets are now the only winless team in the league.
For the winning team, the Chicago Blackhawks scored 4 goals in the final 40 minutes of the game. Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Teuvo Teravainen, and ex-Jacket Artem Anisimov scored. The player I said to watch, Artem Panarin, had two helper- on Arty's goal and Kane's empty-netter. Corey Crawford stopped 22 of 23 for the Chicago Blackhawks.
For the Columbus Blue Jackets, they scored only one goal with 4 minutes left in the game. Jack Johnson scored the goal and had a helper from David Savard. The player I said to watch, Ryan Murray, played 19:27 and was a -1. Kerby Rychel played instead of Rene Borque, and had a fight against Trevor van Riemsdyk with 50 seconds left in the game. Curtis McElhinney played in his first game of the regular season and stopped 26 of 29.
CBJ Three Stars of the Game
1. Jack Johnson- one goal
2. David Savard- one assist
3. Kerby Rychel- played first game of year; one fight
The Jackets are off until Tuesday where they play the New York (Brooklyn) Islanders. Enjoy the games. More to come...