The Stars shined bright.
After taking a 2-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the game, the Blue Jackets conceded five unanswered goals in their 5-2 loss to the Dallas Stars at Nationwide Arena on Thursday.
The Jackets dropped their second-straight game and are now 4-6-3.
After allowing three goals in the game's opening 6:51 against the Panthers, the Blue Jackets started strong, scoring at 1:08 and 8:43 of the first period. Boone Jenner opened the scoring with his team-leading seventh goal thanks to a pretty play from his linemates Jack Roslovic and Johnny Gaudreau before Adam Fantilli's cross-ice feed found Kirill Marchenko on a two-on-one to double the lead.
The Stars scored three goals in the second period, and two of them were completely preventable. On the game-tying goal, Zach Werenski had a poorly-timed pinch leading to a two-on-one, and Jake Bean's turnover as the Jackets were about to enter the offensive zone led to a Matt Duchene breakaway tally.
Dallas goal: Craig Smith pic.twitter.com/FHw1Ck8TYU— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) November 10, 2023
Low TOI For Fantilli
For just the second time this season, Fantilli played fewer than 12 minutes (11:52). According to hockeystatcards.com, he registered a 1.44 game score, which was second among Blue Jackets players. Only Dmitri Voronkov and Mathieu Olivier played fewer minutes among Blue Jackets skaters than Fantilli did.
Will the Jackets bounce back against the Red Wings in Detroit on Saturday?