Columbus Blue Jackets vs. San Jose Sharks Live Blog

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Second Period

20:00 1-0

Second period is underway, and the Jackets are on the power play!

18:27 1-0

Logan Couture had the best scoring chance so far this period, and on the Jackets’ power play too.

15:00 1-0

Sots are 12 for the Sharks and 11 for the Jackets in the first 25 minutes of the game. The Jackets spent a long time on defense over the last few minutes, but their defensive units managed to keep the Sharks from registering a shot on net, which was good. Just need to get back down to the other end more.

11:01 1-0

The Jackets haven’t gotten a shot on net in a while now, they are still stuck at 11. The Sharks have 14. Bobrovsky has stood tall in the last few minutes, coming up with some clutch saves to help his team maintain their lead. The Jackets really need to find a way to get the puck back down to the offensive zone and get some pucks to the net.

10:53 1-0

The Sharks are called for goaltender interference, and the Jackets will get their second power play of the night. Hopefully they can get more than the two shots they registered on the first one!


1:18 left in the PP and the Jackets still don’t have a shot on net on the power play… Not good.

8:43 1-0

After an unsuccessful power play, the Jackets take a penalty of their own. Hartnell will go off for high-sticking, and the Sharks now get their first man-advantage of the night. Here’s hoping the Jackets’ PK is better than it was last night — a one-goal lead makes mistakes unaffordable.

7:36 1-0

Dalton Prout and Boone Jenner work together to clear the puck and break up the offensive pressure the Sharks had been building. Shots 17-12 in favor of San Jose.

6:43 1-0

The Jackets killed off the penalty, back to even strength with the one-goal lead in tact.

4:46 1-0

The Sharks visit the penalty box again! The Jackets will go back on the power play and try to capitalize on their third man-advantage of the night.

4:04 1-0

Wisniewski went top shelf, but was robbed by an AMAZING save by Anti Niemi. What a shot! Unfortunately, it was an even better save!

3:21 CBJ GOOOOOAL! 2-0

CAMSANITY! Cam Atkinson makes it 2-1 Jackets on a beautiful power play goal! Mark #7 on the year for Cam!

0:51 SJS Goal

Joe Pavelski scores the Sharks’ first goal of the night and makes it a 2-1 game.

0:00 2-1

Shots are 21 to 18 in favor of the Sharks. That last goal was not a good one to give up; should have been 2-0 Jackets. Well, it happened, time to move on, regroup, and come out looking even better in the third.

END OF SECOND PERIOD: Columbus Blue Jackets 2, San Jose Sharks 1

Second Period Thoughts: The Jackets maintained the speed and effort that we saw in the first period, which I liked, but they spent way too much time in their own zone. They aren’t keeping possession of the puck, and the stats show it. Their CORSI number was somewhere around 30% for the first period, and it was ONLY 10% for the second period. (For those unfamiliar with advanced stats, CORSI is a shot-attempt metric that is used to estimate puck possession, basically.)

Although the play didn’t seem THAT one-sided, it was pretty clear that the Sharks had more possession and more offensive pressure than the Jackets had all period. The Jackets’ lone goal this period came off the stick of Cam Atkinson on the power play. It was great that they capitalized on the PP, but it highlights their lack of offense during the rest of the period.

Nothing shows it more, though, than giving up a goal with 55 seconds to go in the period. That one stung.

Despite having a lack of possession and control in the second, it wasn’t all bad. The Jackets killed off their penalty and still came out of the second with a one-goal lead. They will, however, need to be better in the third if they hope to come out of this game with two points. 10% possession just won’t cut it for 20 more minutes.

With that, we move to period three! Check out the next page for the rest of the game!