A bittersweet night for a Columbus Blue Jackets ends in an overtime loss.
Bittersweet is a approach a Columbus Blue Jackets felt after descending to a Pittsburgh Penguins. A tough overtime detriment to their opposition yet a playoff mark clinched will have many fans conflicted on how to feel after a 5-4 loss.
The Jackets never trailed in a diversion yet a Penguins countered each time a Jackets would score. Zach Werenski non-stop a scoring early in a initial duration on a diseased backhand that trickled past Matt Murray.
Two mins after Matt Calvert motionless to try his best Connor McDavid sense and was it a thing of beauty. Calvert toe dragged around Ollie Matta and kicked a puck to his backhand where he sent it past Murrays blocker to recover a lead.
MATT CALVERT WITH THE FILTHY BACKHANDER! COLUMBUS LEADS 2-1! pic.twitter.com/krjWRV3PdX
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But of march a Penguins countered and sealed out a initial duration with a 2-2 tie. A tie was a plain outcome for a Columbus Blue Jackets entrance out of a initial duration though. They were out played and outshout roughly dual to one.
The second duration was a usually time a Jacket seemed to control a gait of play. They slowed a diversion down and they were means to modify on a energy play opportunity. Boone Jenner extended a lead to 3-2 and a Jackets headed into a third with a possibility to finally kick a Penguins in 2018.
That was not to be yet as a Penguins incited it on in a third period. Kris Letang netted a energy play idea early in a third to tie a diversion again, this time during 3 all.
Pierre-Luc Dubois and Cam Atkinson gave a Jackets a possibility to win after converting on a 2-2 breakout. Dubois found a slicing Atkinson who took his initial shot off of Murray’s pads and poked a miscarry home.
Three mins after Seth Jones and Zach Werenski authorised a terrible idea after Conor Sheary separate a span and took a puck to a net. Bob done a initial save yet a puck was still loose. It stayed lax for about a second and conjunction Werenski or Jones, who were surrounding Sheary, were incompetent to transparent a puck. Sheary afterwards poked a puck gently past Bobrovsky to tie a diversion during four.
With still 7 mins left in a diversion a Penguins put on a large pull and had several chances to win a diversion in regulation. Bob stood high as a Columbus Blue Jackets were outshot 14-8 in a final period.
Overtime finished a notation in on a Penguins initial shot of overtime. Phil Kessel streaked down a left side and ripped a shot from a round that kick Bob. Alexander Wennberg gave Phil all a space in a universe and left him an open shot to win a game.
It positively wasn’t a finale Jackets fans wanted yet it was a one we needed. By removing to overtime, a Jackets gained a indicate and cumulative a playoff spot. For a initial time in authorization history, a group is going to a postseason in behind to behind seasons.
The Jackets have one some-more diversion before a conduct to a Stanly Cup Playoffs where it looks like they will play, we guessed it, a Pittsburgh Penguins.