Three Things: Robinson Scores Against Montreal Again, Bemstrom Gets the Winner, and the Blue Jackets Find Some Consistency With Their Lines

By Jacob Nitzberg on November 19, 2019 at 9:40 pm
Nov 19, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois (18) celebrates a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period at Nationwide Arena.
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The Blue Jackets scored five goals for the first time all season tonight.

Oddly enough, it happened against one of the NHL's best goaltenders: Carey Price. It was a 2-2 game heading into the third period, but the Blue Jackets put three past the Montreal Canadiens in the final 20 minutes to make the final score 5-2.

Eric Robinson, Pierre-Luc Dubois (2), Emil Bemstrom, and Boone Jenner scored for Columbus. Joonas Korpisalo played a great game, stopping 30 of 32 shots for an .938 save percentage.

Let's get into three things from tonight's victory

Robinson Scores on Montreal...Again

Eric Robinson scored against Montreal last week, and it's becoming clear that he loves playing against the Canadiens. At just 1:24 into the first period, he gave the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead.

Robinson played on a line with Alexander Wennberg and Josh Anderson, but he arguably shined brighter than both of his veteran linemates tonight.

Although Robinson went scoreless in 13 games last year with the Blue Jackets, he's certainly making a name for himself this season.

Bemstrom's Wild Winner

Emil Bemstrom is looking more and more comfortable every game, and when you play with confidence in the NHL, sometimes you'll get lucky bounces like this one.

We'll go as far as to say this bounce is ridiculous. However, it doesn't matter how the puck goes in, as long as it does. This wild, bouncing goal ended up being the game-winner for the Blue Jackets.

Offensive Consistency

When was the last time you saw a Blue Jackets game in which the lines remained mostly the same all night? It's tough for us to remember.

Tonight, each of the four lines performed admirably, prompting John Tortorella to make minimal changes as the game went on. 

The Blue Jackets looked dynamic on offense tonight as they poured it on in the third period, which was a breath of fresh air. Their passing, zone entries and exits, and puck control were all outstanding tonight, and this win will be something to build upon.

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