Blue Jackets Lay First Period Egg, Lose 5-3 to Detroit Red Wings

By Dan Dukart on October 30, 2018 at 9:38 pm

That's one the Columbus Blue Jackets will want to have back.

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A brutal first period saw the Detroit Red Wings jump out to a 3-0 lead, and Joonas Korpisalo was pulled after allowing all three goals on just seven shots in 13:02.

Sergei Bobrovsky was excellent in relief, and was especially sharp late in the first period and throughout the second.

In the third period, the sleepy Blue Jackets appeared to find an edge. Josh Anderson got it going with his team-leading sixth of the season coming just 2:48 in. Then, Markus Nutivaara and Pierre-Luc Dubois scored 82 seconds apart midway through the third to tie things up at three.

Nutivaara's goal, coming at 9:59, was his first of the season.

Markus Nutivaara scores his first of the season for the Blue Jackets.

Tyler Bertuzzi broke the 3-3 tie with 3:24 remaining in regulation on a net-front backhander to the top shelf on Bobrovksy's near side.

Dylan Larkin added an empty netter for the dagger.

Injury Update

Brandon Dubinsky, who has been out with a strained oblique since October 8th, appears likely to make the upcoming road trip to California, well ahead of the 4-6 week estimate that was initially given by team medical staff. It's not out of the question that he plays in the California swing.

Next Up

The Blue Jackets head west for three games in California in four days, beginning with a Thursday night affair with the San Jose Sharks.

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