The Columbus Blue Jackets out-energyed the Washington Capitals en route to a 3-0 win on Tuesday at Nationwide Arena.
A lot of chances from the Blue Jackets, but ultimately Columbus was unable to put a goal on the board. It was, however, the Goon Show, as Tom Wilson was involved in a pair of incidents; one with throwing an elbow to Josh Anderson and another in which he and Artemi Panarin were called for offsetting penalties (which was crap but whatever) but it did give the chance for Bread to get in Wilson’s grill a bit. Which was rad.
Wilson called for tripping, Panarin called for holding. Things are getting heated #CapsJackets pic.twitter.com/JkRzyATCxX— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) February 13, 2019
Columbus got on the board, thanks to a 3-on-1 rush that was finished off by a beauty of a dangle from Anthony Duclari. 1-0, CBJ.
#CBJ catch the Caps on a line change and Duclair makes 'em pay: pic.twitter.com/HnnKZilRsa— The Cannon (@cbjcannon) February 13, 2019
The Jackets closed the period leading Washington in shots, 24-7. That...that is not a typo.
Columbus struck for the second goal of the game inside the final four minutes of the game on a beautiful rush through the neutral zone and a tic-tac-toe play from Nick Foligno to Seth Jones back to Foligno for the 2-0 lead.
Foligno makes it 2-0 #CapsJackets pic.twitter.com/31VQ5Jdh02— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) February 13, 2019
The Captials were finally able to put something that amounts to pressure on the Jackets defense, doubling their shot output (thanks in part to a final-minute rush) before Bread put the final exclamation point on the evening with an empty net goal to solidify a 3-0 win.
I don’t care the circumstances, it’s always fun to beat Washington.