On Saturday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets edged the Washington Capitals by a final score of 5-4 overtime shootout.
The Caps got goals from Evgeny Kuznetsov, Marcus Johansson, TJ Oshie, and Jason Chimera. In the shootout, Oshie scored a beauty on Anton Forsberg. Other players with points include Nicklas Backstrom, Matt Niskanen, Tom Wilson, and Karl Alzner. Brayden Holtby stopped 25 of 29 shots for a 0.862 save percentage (86.2%).
The Blue Jackets got goals from Jack Johnson (2) and Brandon Saad (2). In the shootout, they got goals from Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Johansen. Curtis McElhinney stopped 23 of 27 shots for a 0.852 save percentage (85.2%). After a scary incident in which Mac's leg got caught in a rough patch on the ice and suffering a leg injury, Anton Forsberg came in to replace him, and stopped all 6 shots against him in overtime (100%), and earning his first win as a NHL goalie.
CBJ Three Stars of the Night
1. Jack Johnson- 2 goals (5), assist (6)
2. Brandon Saad- 2 goals (16)
3. Anton Forsberg- 1st win in NHL; 1GA in SO; 6 saves in OT
More to come…