Post-Game Recap: Columbus Blue Jackets Halt Red Wings in OT

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 04: Josh Anderson #77 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates his second period goal with teammates while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on October 4, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 04: Josh Anderson #77 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates his second period goal with teammates while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on October 4, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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The Columbus Blue Jackets survive the Red Wings with a 3-2 Overtime victory

The Columbus Blue Jackets opened the season with a 3-2 win in overtime over the Detroit Red Wings.

Although the Jackets scored the first goal of the game, the Red Wings countered to tie. The same happened after the Jackets scored their second goal of the game.

In the end the Jackets prevailed in overtime to start the year off on the right note. All while having the backup goaltender between the pipes.

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Stats:

Blue Jackets Goals: Cam Atkinson, Josh Anderson, Artemi Panarin (OT)

Blue Jackets Assists: Artemi Panarin, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Brandon Dubinsky, Anthony Duclair,

Nick Foligno, Markus Nutivaara.

Red Wings Goals: Dennis Cholowski, Tyler Bertuzzi

Red Wings Assists: Gustav Nyquist (2), Dylan Larkin (2)

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Quick Thoughts:

POWERPLAY SCORED A GOAL. Otherwise the man-advantage went one for six. Bumpy start, but had solid control after the first five minutes. Face-offs were wonderful. Anderson was very scrappy and scored a great garbage goal. Looked very solid out there. Werenski looked great.

Second period was horrible towards the end and that sparked a very slow third period. Mix of sloppy offense and terrible defense let the Red Wings take us into overtime.

Impressive Players:

Cam Atkinson: Goal, Great positioning

Dean Kukan: Blocking machine

Oliver Bjorkstrand: Workhorse, Made a great save for Korpisalo.

Brandon Dubinsky: Looking a lot faster, but still wasn’t top notch.

Artemi Panarin: Still a wizard with the puck. Should’ve shot it more, less passing.

Nick Foligno: Good on the draws, was tenacious around the Detroit net.

Disappointing Players:

Gabriel Carlsson: So slow and doesn’t make the right decisions.

Ryan Murray: Visibly unnoticeable, Sucks behind his own net.

Alexander Wennberg: Also unnoticeable, Terrible passing.

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What to Look for Moving On:

Korpisalo looked great in net but the defense was very shaky and it looked like the Jackets were all but giving up towards the end of the third period. No energy, and struggled to get offense moving.

Luckily the Jackets are solid in 3v3 situations. Panarin’s puck handling was too much for the Red Wings to handle. Look for Bobrovsky to have a solid start in net tomorrow night, and for the offense to come out refreshed.