Edmonton
Oilers
29-44-9
Columbus
Blue Jackets
43-32-7

27 SOG
28 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
EDM
CBJ
game recap

Jackets score three times in the second period to down Edmonton

Friday, 11.29.2013 / 10:49 PM

Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com

Three Stars of the Game
Ryan Johansen
1st
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:09
Matt Calvert
2nd
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 2Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 17:53
Sergei Bobrovsky
3rd
SA: 27TOI: 60:00
GA: 2EV: 19-20
PIM: 0PP: 6-7
SV%: .926SH: 0-0

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.

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scoring summary
1st Period
07:50
CBJ
Ryan Johansen (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Cam Atkinson (5), Matt Calvert (2)
1 - 0 CBJ
2nd Period
03:34
CBJ
PPG - Artem Anisimov (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Matt Calvert (3), Fedor Tyutin (7)
2 - 0 CBJ
10:30
CBJ
PPG - Nick Foligno (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Boone Jenner (1), Ryan Johansen (9)
3 - 0 CBJ
17:06
CBJ
Jack Skille (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Corey Tropp (2), Dalton Prout (2)
4 - 0 CBJ
3rd Period
10:36
EDM
Sam Gagner (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Ales Hemsky (9), Denis Grebeshkov (1)
4 - 1 CBJ
15:39
EDM
PPG - David Perron (9) Deflected shot - ASST: Jordan Eberle (14), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (15)
4 - 2 CBJ
penalty summary
1st Period
00:20
CBJ
Boone Jenner  Interference against  Jordan Eberle
2nd Period
01:21
EDM
Nick Schultz  Tripping against  Blake Comeau
01:34
EDM
Jeff Petry  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
02:56
EDM
Andrew Ference  Holding against  RJ Umberger
04:17
CBJ
Mark Letestu  Holding against  Jordan Eberle
10:10
EDM
Justin Schultz  Interference against  Mark Letestu
13:10
CBJ
Fedor Tyutin  Hooking against  David Perron
3rd Period
00:28
CBJ
Nick Foligno  Hi-sticking against  Andrew Ference
04:29
CBJ
James Wisniewski  Cross checking against  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
05:41
EDM
Ales Hemsky  Hooking against  Jack Johnson
08:28
CBJ
Blake Comeau  Boarding against  Mark Arcobello
13:49
CBJ
Jack Skille  Slashing against  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
goalie stats
Devan Dubnyk
Devan Dubnyk
SA: 5TOI: 17:35
Saves: 5EV: 5 - 5
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov
1-1-0
SA: 23TOI: 40:00
Saves: 19EV: 10 - 12
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 11
SV%: .826SH: 0 - 0
Sergei Bobrovsky
SA: 27TOI: 60:00
Saves: 25EV: 19 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .926SH: 0 - 0
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