Watch Matt Calvert Score in Overtime to Give the Blue Jackets a 2-0 Series Lead Over the Capitals

By 1OB Staff on April 15, 2018 at 11:38 pm
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What can you say about the Blue Jackets at this point?

Three nights after Artemi Panarin won Game 1 with an incredible overtime goal, Matt Calvert said, "My turn,“ scoring in overtime Sunday night to take Game 2, 5-4, from the Washington Capitals.

Calvert's goal came 12:22 into overtime and was a big answer to the Capitals after they tied the game late in the third following what seemed like wave after wave of power play chances for Washington.

The winner was set up by Zach Werenski, who took a pass on the right boards in the Capitals' zone, skated into the slot and shot forcing Washington goalie Braden Holtby to make a tricky save. Holtby was unable to secure the puck, leaving it on the doorstep and Calvert pounced for the overtime winner. One-handed.

Yep, it was that good.

“I had one hand on my stick and I chipped it in with one hand,” Calvert said about his golden goal. “It was kind of weird, then you have to throw in a celebration, but Dubi was on me before I could really finish it.”

Here's another cut of Calvert's game-winner, with Bob McElligott, the radio voice of the Blue Jackets, providing the call:

The goal was Calvert's fourth of his career in the playoffs and his second overtime winner in the postseason, matching the memorable goal he scored against the Penguins on April 19, 2014 to send that series back to Columbus.

Washington challenged the goal, asserting the Blue Jackets were offside entering the zone, but review went Columbus' way.

After taking the first two games on the road, with each Blue Jackets win coming in overtime, the series shifts back to Columbus for Game 3 on Tuesday.

Are you ready for this, Columbus?

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