EDM
29-44-9
CBJ
43-32-7

27 SOG
28 SOG

Jackets score three times in the second period to down Edmonton

Rob Mixer  - BlueJackets.com | Friday, 11.29.2013 / 10:49 PM

THE RUNDOWN

Fasten your seat belts and pull your lap bars into a safe position: the Blue Jackets' roller coaster ride was back at it tonight, but this time, it was a much better result.

Just 48 hours earlier, they were out-skated, out-worked and dominated by the Nashville Predators at Nationwide Arena in the first game back from their 10-day Canadian road trip. But they re-grouped and re-focused for a key game on home ice against a team that humbled them back on Nov. 19 at Rexall Place, jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the second period and - despite a couple of hiccups - finishing off a 4-2 win over the Oilers.

Though the Blue Jackets' penalty trouble (the Oilers had seven power plays in the game, four in the third period) was a focal point afterward, their penalty kill held serve until the latter stages of the third period. The Oilers didn't generate much on the man advantage despite more than a normal share of opportunities, and on the other side of the coin, the Blue Jackets' power play was red-hot and made Edmonton pay for its mistakes.

Ryan Johansen's team-leading ninth of the season opened the scoring at 7:50 of the first period, roofing a short-side shot over Oilers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, who didn't make it past the second period. Artem Anisimov and Nick Foligno scored power play goals in the second period, and Jack Skille added a really nice goal off the rush to essentially salt it away for the Blue Jackets.

Edmonton made it interesting in the third period thanks to a handful of power play chances. Sam Gagner banked one in off Sergei Bobrovsky just after a power play had expired, and Jordan Eberle wired his 10th goal of the season through traffc to cut the lead to 4-2 with 4:21 to go.

PIVOTAL MOMENT

Todd Richards was pleased with not only the execution of the Blue Jackets' power play tonight, but more so that it scored a huge goal in the game (that ended up as the game-winner). Foligno's tally - a jam job in front of the net - made it 3-0 Columbus at 10:30 of the second period and made certain that they would capitalize on a barrage of Oilers penalties that resulted in a lengthy 5-on-3 advantage.

THREE STARS

1. RYAN JOHANSEN (CBJ)

The Blue Jackets needed Johansen to help drive the bus tonight and he did so; his multi-point game (goal, assist) tied him for the club's scoring lead with James Wisniewski and he was a table-setter, too. Johansen won 11-of-17 face-offs (65 percent) and led all Blue Jackets with five shots on goal.

2. MATT CALVERT (CBJ)

Calvert's energy and physical play set the tone for the Blue Jackets very early in this game, and he set up Johansen's opening goal with a nice play behind the net. His cross-crease pass in the second period banked in off Anisimov to make it a 2-0 lead, and those were just the highlights of what was an involved game from No. 11.

3. SERGEI BOBROVSKY (CBJ)

Bobrovsky appeared to be on his way to a second shutout in three games after two periods tonight, but it wasn't meant to be. Nonetheless, he was terrific at times tonight and made some big stops when the Blue Jackets suffered the occasional breakdown in their own zone.

UP NEXT

AT BOSTON BRUINS

SATURDAY, 7 PM

TD GARDEN

1st2nd3rdT
EDM
CBJ
Scoring Summary
1st Period
07:50CBJ Ryan Johansen (9) ASST: Cam Atkinson (5), Matt Calvert (2) 1 - 0 CBJ
2nd Period
03:34CBJ PPG - Artem Anisimov (7) ASST: Matt Calvert (3), Fedor Tyutin (7) 2 - 0 CBJ
10:30CBJ PPG - Nick Foligno (6) ASST: Boone Jenner (1), Ryan Johansen (9) 3 - 0 CBJ
17:06CBJ Jack Skille (2) ASST: Corey Tropp (2), Dalton Prout (2) 4 - 0 CBJ
3rd Period
10:36EDM Sam Gagner (2) ASST: Ales Hemsky (9), Denis Grebeshkov (1) 4 - 1 CBJ
15:39EDM PPG - David Perron (9) ASST: Jordan Eberle (14), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (15) 4 - 2 CBJ
Three Stars of the Game
Ryan Johansen
1st
Ryan Johansen
C
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:09
Matt Calvert
2nd
Matt Calvert
LW
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 2Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 17:53
Sergei Bobrovsky
3rd
Sergei Bobrovsky
G
SA: 27TOI: 60:00
GA: 2EV: 19-20
PIM: 0PP: 6-7
SV%: .926SH: 0-0
Penalty Summary
1st Period
00:20CBJ Boone Jenner  Interference against  Jordan Eberle
2nd Period
01:21EDM Nick Schultz  Tripping against  Blake Comeau
01:34EDM Jeff Petry  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
02:56EDM Andrew Ference  Holding against  R.J. Umberger
04:17CBJ Mark Letestu  Holding against  Jordan Eberle
10:10EDM Justin Schultz  Interference against  Mark Letestu
13:10CBJ Fedor Tyutin  Hooking against  David Perron
3rd Period
00:28CBJ Nick Foligno  Hi-sticking against  Andrew Ference
04:29CBJ James Wisniewski  Cross checking against  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
05:41EDM Ales Hemsky  Hooking against  Jack Johnson
08:28CBJ Blake Comeau  Boarding against  Mark Arcobello
13:49CBJ Jack Skille  Slashing against  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
shots by period
PeriodEDMCBJ
1st87
2nd816
3rd115
Total2728
Team Stats
CategoryEDMCBJ
Power Plays1/72/5
Hits1630
Faceoff Wins2130
Giveaways23
Takeaways16
Blocked Shots178
Penalty Minutes1014
  • EDMONTON
  • COLUMBUS
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2J. PetryD0011215:45
4T. HallL00-12018:08
6J. JoensuuL00-1107:03
14J. EberleR01-10018:56
15N. SchultzD00-10212:57
19J. SchultzD00-12220:19
21A. FerenceD0000216:06
26M. ArcobelloC0003013:03
27B. GordonC00-1006:21
28R. JonesL0000010:25
37D. GrebeshkovD0100017:05
57D. PerronL1004021:20
64N. YakupovR0005021:22
77A. BelovD00-12018:48
83A. HemskyR0111220:26
89S. GagnerC1012021:45
93Nugent-HopkinsC01-11018:59
94R. SmythL0003017:04
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
40D. Dubnyk551.00017:35
80I. Bryzgalov1923.82640:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5J. SkilleR101326:48
6N. NikitinD0003016:22
7J. JohnsonD0010022:21
11M. CalvertL0201017:53
13C. AtkinsonR0103013:49
14B. ComeauL00-10215:42
18R. UmbergerC0002019:04
19R. JohansenC1115018:09
21J. WisniewskiD0003223:07
26C. TroppR011006:35
27R. MurrayD0000020:47
38B. JennerC0102212:17
39M. ChaputC001007:52
42A. AnisimovC1002015:26
47D. ProutD0100016:08
51F. TyutinD0110220:15
55M. LetestuC0001218:45
71N. FolignoL1003214:50
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
72S. Bobrovsky2527.92660:00