Columbus Blue Jackets Extend Streak to Four Games, Take Down Detroit Red Wings

By Kyle Morrison on March 9, 2018 at 9:50 pm
Matt Calvert and Alexander Wennberg celebrate a shorthanded goal against the Detroit Red Wings.

USA Today – Aaron Doster

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Ladies and gentlemen, the Columbus Blue Jackets have a nice little streak going.

A great effort in net by Sergei Bobrovsky and a standout performance from Seth Jones led the Jackets to a 3-2 win tonight on home ice over the Detroit Red Wings. For the night, at least, the Jackets are now in the seventh spot in the East – having leap-frogged the New Jersey Devils. 

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But back to that Seth Jones performance. Fresh off of a stellar performance last night – three points and the overtime game-winning goal – he kept that torrid pace up tonight, lighting the lamp twice. The first one was an excellent cross-slot one-timer off a sweet feed from Artemi Panarin. 

Later in that second period, he cleaned up a rebound off of a Boone Jenner shot, putting it past Red Wings goalie Jared Coreau, giving the Blue Jackets and insurance goal. They ended up needing it, too, as the Red Wings got one back in the third. It looked like they may tie it up in the game's final seconds, as Darren Helm got a pass without anyone around him in the low slot, just feet away from Bobrovsky. But Bob stood tall, with perhaps the most clutch save of the season. 

Injury Update

Tonight marked the return of Sergei Bobrovsky, after a bout with the flu. Josh Anderson is still a few weeks out from a return.

Next Up

The Jackets get to take the weekend off before a Monday game against Montreal. They'll then hit the road and head to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers. 

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