The back-to-back was successful for the Columbus Blue Jackets as they defeated the Calgary Flame in the Scotiabank Saddledome by a final score of 2-1 in regulation. This makes their Western Canada trip a success as they went 2 for 3 against these clubs, falling only to Oilers.
The Flames' lone goal scorer was from Jiri Hudler, who is having a down year similar to Nick Foligno. He got helpers from Sean Monahan and TJ Brodie. Dougie Hamilton, may player to watch, played 21:38 last night, but had no shots and was even on the plus/minus. Kari Ramo made 16 saves on 18 shots against for a 0.889 save percentage (88.9%).
Columbus got both their goals from the same player- William "Wild Bill" Karlsson. Seth Jones and Matt Calvert (2) were the only other players with points. Boone Jenner, my player to watch, played 16:44 last night, and had two hits and a shot on net. Joonas Korpisalo made 30 saves on 31 shots against for a 0.968 save percentage (96.8%).
CBJ Three Stars of the Night
1. William Karlsson- 2 goals (6)
2. Matt Calvert- 2 assists (3)
3. Seth Jones- assist (17)
More to come…