What the hell just happened?
In one of those games that can only be described as “neither team decided to play defense tonight and everything that was thrown at the net went in, the Blue Jackets somehow managed to claw back from a 2 goal deficit, blow a late lead, and still came out of this game with two important points, maintaining their stance in the Eastern Conference and keeping pace with the league leading Washington Capitals.
I’m not going to bother diving into the nitty gritty details of this game because, frankly, there’s not much fans can draw from a game like this. Condon, after a sensational effort on Thursday, coughed up seven goals tonight. Cam Atkinson was yanked from the power play and responded with two goals, including the game winner in overtime.
in happy news, Zach Werenski is healthy. He took a shot off the inside of his ankle, was checked out and cleared by trainer Mike Vogt (who said he had no break in his leg) and returned to the game. Luckily there are only two games ahead of the All Star Break, so Werenski will have some time to heal. I would not be shocked to see him scratched on Tuesday as a result.
Seven to six. Victory. What?
I mean, really, there’s not much to take from this game. You can’t pin thos on Korpisalo, who was hung out to dry several times tonight. Cam Atkinson needed a spark and scored two goals. He needed the inspiration.
Per Kristyn Repke of Fanrag, the CBJ are 20-2-2 when Sam Gagner registers a point. He has had an exceptional season thus far, and it is my hope that he is re-signed this offseason.
Scott Harrington scored his first goal tonight in front of his parents and sister, which is exceptional. Great for him.
Alex Wennberg registered 3 assists tonight, extending his team lead. Cam’s two goals extended his team lead in goals and points. This team has a little momentum heading into the All Star Break.
Back at it on Tuesday in New York against the Islanders. Go Jackets.