Oct 5, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu (55) scores on New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) during the shootout at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Columbus won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets VS New York Islanders - Three Stars Of The Game

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Third Star - Sergei Bobrovsky

Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Bobrovsky made 28 saves in the shootout victory, and one of those was in OT which saved the game for the Blue Jackets. Bobrovsky played well in all three periods, and made key saves throughout. He had a team that was playing well in front of him for maybe half the game, but he kept the team in it through all three periods. He was also strong during the shootout and helped bring home the two points for Columbus.

Second Star -  R.J. Umberger / Nick Foligno

For the second night in a row I will have two players share a star. The game tying goal came off of a rush involving Umberger and Nick Foligno, even though the goal was credited to Johansen at first. R.J. Umberger came flying through the neutral zone and headed to the net hard, he got the puck on goal, but it wasn’t until after Foligno got a stick on it that an Islander deflection occurred, which propelled the puck into the back of the net. The two points may not have gone the Blue Jackets way if it wasn’t for the rush started by Umberger, and the extra touch added by Foligno.

First Star - Mark Letestu

The momentum of the game shifted towards the Islanders after their first power play goal, well, the same occurred for the Blue Jackets when Letestu scored a power play goal in the third period for the Blue Jackets. Mark Letestu’s goal took Columbus to within one goal of tying the game up, which eventually happened because of the momentum change his goal caused. Not only did he give the Blue Jackets the momentum to take the game into overtime but he also scored the first goal of the shootout.


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