3 lessons learned from Blue Jackets’ 5-4 overtime win over Kraken

The Columbus Blue Jackets took a 4-1 lead but returned to beat the Seattle Kraken, 5-4, in extra time Saturday night (December 11) in Seattle. With the win, the Blue Jackets improved to 14-11-1 during the season. Overtime loss rate dropped Seattle to 9-15-3 during the campaign. Here are three lessons learned from a wild night in the Emerald City.

A Tale of Two Periods

After a failed first period of scoring, Columbus ushered in the floods in the second inning. It starts at 8:13 in the interval, when Oliver Bjorkstrand Shot into the top right corner of the net with a shot from the slit. Jack Roslovic scored a few minutes later, positioning himself just in front of the net to give the home team a feed from Max Domi.

Seattle pulled back a goal two minutes after Roslovic’s goal, as the Blue Jackets couldn’t get the shot out of their area and Jared McCann made them pay. The Jackets renewed their two-goal cushion at 16:43 in the second minute, this time with Roslovic passing to Domi, who completed the breakthrough to make it 3-1. Domi scored again with 26 seconds remaining, clearing a Bjorkstrand shot that snuck through the Seattle keeper’s five-hole hole Philipp Grubauer.

The four-goal second period was the highest scoring period for the Jackets so far this season, and it gave them a 3-1 lead in the third game. The final regulatory period played out much differently. Jaden Schwartz scored 3:42 in, redirect a Joonas Donskoi shoot.

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Twenty-two seconds later, Morgan Geekie Break through Columbus’ defenses and take the pass from Donskoi, burying it under his mittens Elvis Merzlikins to make it 4-3. With 4:06 left in the rules, Vince Dunn A laser shot under Merzlikins’ gauntlet into the right corner of the net to end the match.

Compact completion is avoided

Kraken’s return sent the game into extra time, and it would be a tough pill to swallow if the Blue Jackets completely collapsed and only won one point in this game instead of two. Fortunately, Jakub Voracek and Beans Jake prevented that from happening.

Jake Bean Columbus Blue Jacket
Jake Bean won it for Blue Jackets on Saturday night (Jess Starr/ Hockey writers)

Less than a minute into the overtime, Voracek skated into the Seattle area, waited, then turned the ball over to tailing Bean, who sent it home past Grubauer to claim that second point. and save the Blue Jackets from what should have been crushing defeat.

“They are not always Picassos, as we say sometimes. Sometimes you have to win ugly and it’s funny, we had some good changes there, and then we had some management problems and a few different things, but what That’s pretty typical when you’re trying so hard to win that. We didn’t have much success on the road, so we found a way. It was good. “

– Blue Jackets head coach Brad Larsen, about his team’s overtime victory via Seattle

Voracek, who was acquired from Philadelphia Flyers in a trade for Orange Atkinson This past season, is the player Columbus hopes he will be so far, scoring one goal and one assist for the team in 26 games. Pea, buy back the previous season in a trade with Carolina Hurricanes, had an assist Saturday night to hit his game win goal. The defender has had four goals and seven assists this season.

Push it to Max

Hours before Max Verstappen, son of racing legend Jos Verstappen, won the Formula One championship, Max Domi, son of a hockey legend Domi tie, had a three-point performance in the Blue Jackets’ win over Seattle, scoring two goals and a major assist.

Domi could have been on the other bench Saturday night in Seattle. After the 2020-21 season due to injury, he was not covered by Blue Jackets in the extended draft. However, instead of choosing him, Kraken chose Gavin Bayreuther, who finally got back to Jackets and played last night, scoring two hits at 10:41 of frost time. The Kraken Twitter account has put together a small tribute to the Seattle legend.

The Blue Jackets are happy Kraken didn’t take down Domi, as he’s performed very well so far this season. He has returned from injury twice much earlier than anyone expected, and he has six goals and eight assists in 16 games so far this season.

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The Blue Jackets continue their West Coast road trip on Tuesday (December 14), when they play against the Vancouver Canucks (February 11-15). Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. ET. Seattle also returned to frost on Tuesday. Kraken will play the Sharks in San Jose, with the game scheduled to kick off at 10:30 p.m. ET.



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