Game #79 Recap: Blue Jackets earn crucial zero points, drop back to 32nd in race for Connor Bedard
They control their own destiny now
The Columbus Blue Jackets played host to the New York Rangers on Saturday night as the team continued to play out the string on a lost season. The Jackets made several call ups today due to illness and injuries:
Here's what happened.
A bad turnover Joona Luoto led to Jimmy Vesey beating Michael Hutchinson for the opening goal.
Minutes later, Chris Kreider doubled the Rangers' lead and put the Jackets deeper in an early hole.
The Jackets ended the period with a flurry, but were unable to beat Igor Shesterkin.
The Jackets did absolutely nothing in the second period to threaten the Rangers, generating just two shots on goal.
Eric Robinson was injured late after an open ice hit.
The play was initially given a 5 minute major for high sticking, but was rescinded upon review.
At 5:00 of the third period, Mika Zibanejad found Niko Mikkola from the slot to beat Hutchinson for the Rangers' third of the night.
At 9:55, Hunter McKown sent the Rangers to the power play with a delay of game. The Jackets managed to kill it off before going scoreless on a power play of their own.
With 20 seconds remaining, the Rangers iced it as Vincent Trocheck ended 5th Line Celebration Night.
New York Rangers 4 Columbus Blue Jackets 0
The power play is 1 for 20 since March 30.
Thank you Jackets for not winning a meaningless game.
The Columbus Blue Jackets head east to take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Faceoff is set for 7 PM EST.