I’ll be honest- I spent most of the day completely out of the loop with hockey news. David Savard returned to the lineup, starting next to Jack Johnson. Cody Goloubef was scratched as a result. Trade rumors (Cam Atkinson, Fedor Tyutin, and teams apparently calling about Brandon Dubinsky) apparently were floating around. It’s going to be a wild couple weeks until the trade deadline.
To the highlights!
FIRST PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS
Your CBJ starters: Scott Hartnell, Alexander Wennberg, Brandon Saad, Jack Johnson, David Savard, Joonas Korpisalo
Hey, they actually aired the national anthems on TV! I wish this happened more often.
David Savard got back into the action early, throwing a hit at 0:45.
Seth Jones saw a shot deflected high off the net.
At 7:19, the shots on goal were tied 2-2. Not much happening early.
Gregory Campbell saw a shot denied at 9:00.
Savard saw a shot deflected wide at 10:00.
Some slick passing through the neutral zone led to a Matt Calvert shot getting saved at 10:36.
Power play for the Senators. Kerby Rychel went off for hooking at 12:39.
BRANDON SAAD DENIED SHORTHANDED.
The Jackets killed the penalty in outstanding fashion.
SAVE! Korpisalo denies Erik Karlsson on a 3 on 1 at 16:11.
BLUE JACKETS GOAL! Seth Jones let an initial shot go, and it was redirected home by Boone Jenner. IT was Jenner’s 18th of the season. Assists to Seth Jones and Cam Atkinson at 18:29.
The Blue Jackets deservedly led 1-0 at the end of the first period. The Blue Jackets had controlled the pace of play and dictated terms.
SECOND PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS
William Karlsson sent a shot just wide at 1:15.
Seth Jones and Curtis Lazar had an awkward collision into the boards at 3:10, and both were slow making their way back to their respective benches. Hopefully both are okay.
Jackets on the power play! Kyle Turris went off for high sticking Matt Calvert in the face at 4:15.
The Senators killed it, allowing just two shots.
Chris Neil limped off at 7:45 after being sandwiched between Dalton Prout and Fedor Tyutin.
RENE BOURQUE WITH A CHANCE. He had a GAPING net at 8:00 thanks to a Brandon Saad feed and shot it high and wide.
Boone Jenner has been everywhere tonight.
Following an awkward collision between Brandon Saad and Mark Borowiecki , Borowiecki’s head hit the dasher and he was face down on the ice. Borowiecki was able to stand up on his own and skated off with some help. Glad to see it wasn’t serious. That all happened at 10:50.
Korpisalo took a shot high in the neck area from Mike Hoffman and, without the plastic guard, it caught him in that area. He took several minutes to regain his composure, but was able to stay in at 14:00.
He immediately made a save on a Bobby Ryan shot.
CAMSANITY. Puppies, anyone? Cam Atkinson buried a one timer from Brandon Dubinsky at 14:47. Excellent work from Dubinsky below the goal line to set up the pass. Assists to Dubinsky and Seth Jones.
SAVE!! Korpisalo denies the Senators on a breakaway at 16:00
At the end of the second, Columbus led 2-0, and had an astonishing 31 shots on goal.
THIRD PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS
Senators power play. Boone Jenner went off for tripping at 0:46.
While on the kill, the Jackets took another penalty. Cam Atkinson went off for high sticking Dion Phaneuf at 1:41.
Senators goal. With Korpisalo down in his net, Bobby Ryan was able to send one home. Korpisalo had lost his footing. Goal at 2:19, assists to Erik Karlsson and Mika Zibanejad
The Blue Jackets killed the Atkinson penalty.
Fight! Matt Calvert and Alex Chiasson went at it for a long time at . After Karlsson and Calvert had been chopping at each other prior to the faceoff, Chiasson took exception. Final tally- 2 for slashing, 5 for fighting for Calvert. 2 for slashing for Karlsson, 5 for fighting for Chiasson at 4:50.
Fight at 6:25. Boone Jenner and Bobby Ryan.
Power play for the Jackets! Zibanejad went off for slashing at 7:23.
Despite several chances, the Senators killed the penalty.
End to end action for the next few minutes. Ottawa pressed hard, but Columbus was able to keep the net clean.
KNEEL BEFORE SAAD. Saad put his 21st of the season in at 14:25 after a perfect pass from Scott Hartnell.
Senators goal. A failed clearance right to Cody Ceci, and he buried a slapshot at 15:43
CHANCES FOR SAAD! After a breakaway and a rebound chance, Saad was still denied at 17:15
The Senators pulled Anderson at 17:50.
BLUE JACKETS GOAL. Boone Jenner iced the game at 19:16.
FINAL: Columbus Blue Jackets 4 Ottawa Senators 2
*** Cam Atkinson
** Boone Jenner
* Joonas Korpisalo
Boone Jenner was absolutely everywhere tonight.
Brandon Saad- 2 goals from his career high.
Joonas Korpisalo is so good. It cannot be overstated how well he has played since taking over after Sergei Bobrovsky’s recent injury.
The Blue Jackets welcome the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Faceoff is at 7:00 EST.