The Jackets continue their winning streak efforts at seven consecutive games, defeating the Edmonton Oilers by the final score of 3-1.
The Oilers opened the scoring with a first period goal, and driven by the fourth line. Former Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu cycled the puck with former first rounder Zach Kassian, who got the puck to the driving Tyler Pitlick for the goal. The former second rounder's goal was his seventh of the season.
The Jackets even the game in the second period off a power play goal. Zach Werenski passed the puck to Alex Wennberg, who shot it on net. Sam Gagner's stick was down on the ice, which deflected the puck, that then elevated over Cam Talbot for the tying goal. Gagner's goal was his 12th this season.
The game winning goal came in the third period, and just like the tying goal, it was on the power play. Sam Gagner found an open and unprotected Cam Atkinson, who bombed a shot past Cam Talbot for the 2-1 lead. Atkinson's goal was his 11thnof the season. Alex Wennberg had the secondary assist.
Later in the period, Josh Anderson recovered a turnover from the Oilers by swatting at the puck, and keeping it in the Oilers' defensive end. Anderson got the puck to Matt Calvert, who beat Talbot down low for his third of the season.
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 33 of 34 shots for a 0.971 save percentage (97.1%). Cam Talbot stopped 28 of 31 shots for a 0.903 save percentage (90.3%).
On My Players to Watch
McDavid: The former first overall pick of 2015 was shut down by Columbus last night. He registered only one shot on net in 19:42 ice time. He was also a silly 88.9% in the faceoff dot. That's insane for a nineteen year old to dominate every aspect of the game.
Gagner: The former first round selection of the Oilers managed a two point performance against his former club. His team leading 12th goal. What a free agent steal by management.
CBJ Three Stars of the Night
1. Sam Gagner- goal (12), assist (4)
2. Cam Atkinson- GWG (11)
3. Alex Wennberg- two assists (18)
More to come...
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