Columbus Blue Jackets: Pick Up Two Wins This Week

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 17: Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky
COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 17: Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky /

The Columbus Blue Jackets had two games this week and came away with four points.

Montreal Canadiens

The Columbus Blue Jackets started their work week on Tuesday with a business trip to Montreal. The Blue Jackets started the game with a Josh Anderson goal just 2 minutes and 29 seconds in. This game looked to be enough, but Paul Byron was able to get the tying goal with a little more than 7 minutes to go which sent the game to overtime.

While the Jackets were not able to take the game in regulation, they were able to take the game quickly in overtime with Zach Werenski scoring off of a beautiful pass from Cam Atkinson. This only took a minute and 9 seconds to claim the 2 points.

While Josh Anderson and Zach Werenski were the ones to put the puck in the back of the net, the Columbus Blue Jackets best player was stopping the puck from going into the net. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 of 29 shots for the Jackets and stood on his head at times.

New York Rangers

After the Blue Jackets took two points on the road against the Montreal Canadiens, they returned home against their divisional foe in the New York Rangers. The Blue Jackets and Rangers have faced off twice this season with each team claiming a game.

When the Blue Jackets returned home, they took control of the game and did not give the Rangers room to breath. The Blue Jackets beat the 2-0 with goals coming from Zach Werenski and Artemi Panarin. Panarin’s goal was surprisingly on the powerplay.

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Stars of the Week

Sergei Bobrovsky and Zach Werenski

The Blue Jackets claimed four points and the first star of the week has to be Sergei Bobrovsky. Bob stopped 64 of 65 shots he faced in each of these games. This .985 SV % is completely outstanding and made up for the Jackets only scoring 4 goals in these two games.

While Sergei Bobrovsky stood on his head for the Blue Jackets, second-year defenseman, Zach Werenski was an offensive spark plug. Werenski scored the overtime winner in Montreal, and he opened the scoring against the Rangers. Werenski added the necessary punch for the Jackets to skate by this two foes.