Last night, hockey retuned to Columbus where they battled Edmonton, and suffered a 5-1 defeat in the return of Connor McDavid.
Edmonton got all their goals in the final 40 minutes, getting tallies from Eric Gryba, his first as an Oiler; McDavid (my player to watch); Benoit Pouliot; Leon Draisatil; and Jordan Eberle. Other players with points were Zach Kassian; ex-Blue Jacket Mark Letestu; Andrej Sekera (2); and Taylor Hall. Cam Talbot made 27 saves on 28 shots against for an 0.973 save percentage (97.3%).
Columbus got their lone goal in the first period, and from Winnipeg native Matt Calvert. Scott Hartnell got the only helper. Joonas Korpisalo made 30 saves on 35 shots against for an 0.857 save percentage (85.7%).
CBJ Three Stars of the Night
1. Matt Calvert- goal (7)
2. Scott Hartnell- assist (18)
3. Joonas Korpisalo- 30 SV on 35SA (85.7% SV)