The Columbus Blue Jackets hit the ice Saturday night looking to even their second round series with the Boston Bruins. Columbus started slow in game one, but let a third period lead slip away as they fell in overtime.
Saturday, the Jackets juggled the lineup ahead of their game as Torts made an ... interesting lineup decision.
#CBJ F Ryan Dzingel is still out on the ice with players expected to be the healthy scratches tonight. He could be the odd man out if Wennberg draws into the lineup.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) April 27, 2019
Wennberg has been healthy scratched for the last few weeks, and made his postseason debut in game two against the Bruins.
Torts made no other lineup changes.
Don’t expect any changes for #CBJ on defense, but D Markus Nutivaara skated hard this morning for the first time since hit by #GoBolts Nikita Kucherov near the end of R1, G2. Said he felt good, but couldn’t say if he expects to play again in this series.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) April 27, 2019
How did the Jackets do? Let’s find out.
Columbus struggled in the first. They were outhit and outscored 1-0.
Boston scored once. Panarin scored twice.
Tie game. Wanna have a cardiac event in overtime? Hope so.
Matt Duchene, team leading scorer in these playoffs, won it.
Columbus Blue Jackets 3 Boston Bruins 2 (2OT)
Sergei Bobrovsky was a monster in this game. Easily the best game of his playoff career. He made several outstanding saves.
Artemi Panarin was fantastic, scoring two pivotal goals including one from an impossible angle.
Other than that? Who cares. Coming home with home ice advantage.
See y’all tuesday.