The Columbus Blue Jackets traveled to Massachusetts to take on the Boston Bruins on the heels of their 3-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. The Blue Jackets elected to start Joonas Korpisalo, giving Sergei Bobrovsky the night off. The team was also without Nick Foligno, who missed the game for a personal matter.
Nick Foligno is not with team due to a personal matter. This does not pertain to his daughter Milana. Expected to return to the team soon. #CBJ.— Tom Reed (@treed1919) March 16, 2019
With two points on the line, here’s what happened.
The Boston Bruins opened the scoring early in the first behind a Patrice Bergeron power play goal.
Patrice Bergeron (also 2006-07, 2015-16) became the third @NHLBruins player in franchise history to record home point streak of 15+ games on three occasions. The others:— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 16, 2019
Bobby Orr (1970-71, 1973-74, 1974-75)
Phil Esposito (1968-69, 1970-71, 1973-74) #NHLStats #CBJvsBOS pic.twitter.com/6sY0Xje65D
Columbus took few shots early in the game, but a power move from Matt Duchene equalized the score late in the first.
Matt Duchene with a beauty of an effort (hey John Moore) to tie the game for the #CBJ: pic.twitter.com/Tznhtfzy5B— The Cannon (@cbjcannon) March 16, 2019
That would hold up through regulation, though a big Joonas Korpisalo save helped secure one point for the CBJ.
David Savard gets away with a trip, but big stop from Korpisalo on the power play: pic.twitter.com/ja0xjSAInY— The Cannon (@cbjcannon) March 17, 2019
In overtime, Brad Marchand managed to score the game winner.
.@Bmarch63 with the OT winner and celly. pic.twitter.com/Utzlh8Ezvf— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) March 17, 2019
Conor McGregor sucks, go away.
Columbus Blue Jackets 1 Boston Bruins 2 (OT)
It sucks not to get two points, but a point on the road at minimum was necessary.
The ice, apparently, sucked.
#CBJ players said the ice at TD Garden tonight, hours after a Celtics game, was "awful."— Brian Hedger (@BrianHedger) March 17, 2019
Duchene: "It was terrible. It was like pond ice back home in March. Probably shouldn’t have even been skating on it."
Western Canada next. Get six points.