Three Things: Let's Look at the Positives After a Tough Loss to the Flyers

By Peter Fish on October 26, 2019 at 10:00 pm
Oct 26, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers left wing Oskar Lindblom (23) trips over Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) during the second period at Wells Fargo Center.
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Columbus Blue Jackets fall to the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday night, 7-4.

The Flyers found the board first off a turnover by Zach Werenski and Seth Jones and Jakub Voracek went short-side on Joonas Korpisalo, but Sonny Milano and Boone Jenner connected late in the first to tie the game up at one a piece.

From there, we saw Dubois drive the net to put the Jackets up by one in the second, the Flyers tied the game back up with a power play goal and Jenner clean up a rebound to put the Jacket back on top late in the second.

Josh Anderson found the back of the net for the first time this season to put the Jackets up by two, but Gostisbehere cut the lead in half after his shot deflected off Foligno out front, then van Riemsdyk tied the game up at 4 by redirecting a pass out in front of Korpi. Another short-handed breakaway, an empty net goal and a late power play goal sealed the deal for the Flyers as the Jackets fall.

Here are tonight's three things:

500 For Savard

David Savard became the 8th player in CBJ history to play 500 games for the club, just one game after Nick Foligno accomplished the same feat. Unlike Foligno, Savard has spent his entire NHL career in Columbus and is currently tied for the second most goals by a defenseman in Blue Jackets history. While Savard didn't show up in the score sheet, his presence on the blue line doesn't go unnoticed.

Below the Goal Line

A one handed pass from Milano and a jaw dropping shot from behind the goal line - which seemed to break the laws of physics or as Vinny would say, "Perhaps the laws of physics cease to exist on Jenner's stick." - put the Blue Jackets on the board.

This was a big goal for Boone Jenner, who had trouble getting in the first few games, but now has three points in his last four games, including two goals.


Joonas Korpisalo single-handedly kept the Blue Jackets in this game by denying back-to-back breakaways, stretching out to make a glove save or using his blocker to let the Flyers know what happens if they enter his crease.

Korpisalo has already solidified his spot as the Jackets #1 and he continues to come up big in big moments. If took two deflections out front, another short-handed breakaway and a power play goal to beat him in the third.

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