Game #31 Recap: Jackets Dethrone Kings, 4-1
A win! 9-0 on Thursdays!
The Columbus Blue Jackets allowed the first goal of the game and proceeded to score four unanswered goals to beat the Los Angeles Kings, 4-1, to extend their perfect record on Thursdays. We need a hasthag or something for Thursday games.
The Kings got on the board first on something of a wicked backhanded wrister from Dustin Brown off a hand of Zach Werenski in front of the net to make it a 1-0 game early.
#tbt to when this goal gave the LA Kings a 1-0 lead for 96 seconds.#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/C1I2oZQW1B— LA Kings (@LAKings) December 14, 2018
But, the lead was short lived as Lukas Sedlak put home a doorstep look of his own, tying the game at 1-1.
Sedlak taaaaaaps it in to tie the game for the #CBJ: pic.twitter.com/lzBMyOyvQ0— The Cannon (@cbjcannon) December 14, 2018
Five minutes later, Artemi Panarin snapped the tie from the faceoff circle, giving Columbus a lead they’d never relinquish.
Bread whacks one home and it's 2-1 in favor of the #CBJ pic.twitter.com/g9vVDUmVB9— The Cannon (@cbjcannon) December 14, 2018
No, you’re not seeing a replay. This is the second goal of the game for Panarin, just from the exact same spot to give the Jackets a 3-1 lead. On the power play, no less!
How does Panarin get this shot off so quickly? #CBJ pic.twitter.com/xRE9NYUt3D— The Cannon (@cbjcannon) December 14, 2018
Josh Anderson etched his name on the score sheet on a goal you know Jonathan Quick wish he could doover.
The Andy Man on the board for the #CBJ...and Quick's gonna want that one back pic.twitter.com/xFTWLBOoSO— The Cannon (@cbjcannon) December 14, 2018
The Jackets were able to put pressure on Quick all evening long, not only outshooting LA 41-30, but trying to slam the puck home right on the doorstep of the crease.
With the let down on Tuesday against Vancouver, even though LA is a bottom dwelling team, it’s still nice to see Columbus close out this victory. It’s been that kind of season where that isn’t a given, but tonight they got the job done.