Three Things: Bad Luck and Redemption Were Common Themes for Two Blue Jackets In A Thrilling Overtime Finish

By Ben Jandrain on October 24, 2019 at 10:06 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets forwards Pierre-Luc Dubois and Cam Atkinson celebrate after a game-winning goal in overtime to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes at Nationwide Arena during October of 2019.
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Make it six consecutive games with a point and back-to-back victories for the Columbus Blue Jackets after a 4-3 overtime victory against the Carolina Hurricanes at Nationwide Arena on Thursday night.

It was the youngsters who got the Jackets on the board early, with Emil Bemstrom finding Alexandre Texier to give the home team an early 1-0 lead.

From there, we saw three goals in a row from Carolina, followed up by three goals in a row from Columbus.

Here are tonight's three things:

Bad Luck Early On

The Hurricanes scored their second and third goals respectively in the first period thanks to some bad luck on Columbus' end.  

Carolina took their first lead of the affair after defenseman Ryan Murray's stick broke while he was attempting to get the puck out of the defensive end, leading to Ryan Dzingel's third goal of the season.

Only 49 seconds later, it was Sebastian Aho who scored after a sloppy-looking turn of events. The puck somehow ended up under Sonny Milano's skate, leading to a turnover and a 3-1 lead for the road club. 

Redemption For Murray and Milano

A Hollywood script is unlikely to be written from a single regular-season game, but the second period sure felt like it was perfectly scripted for the Blue Jackets faithful.

Murray, whose stick broke leading up to the aforementioned first-period goal, buried his first goal of the season to cut the deficit to 3-2.

Milano, whose skate got a little too cozy with the puck earlier, scored on a fancy backhander to tie the score.

You can't make this stuff up. 

Victory In Extra Time

For the second game in a row, the Blue Jackets came out on top in overtime.

A penalty shot finished off the Maple Leafs on Monday night. This time around, it was a superb individual effort from Pierre-Luc Dubois that set up Cam Atkinson to tap in the game-winner.