Tonight's game for the Columbus Blue Jackets wasn't quite as hectic as their last one, but it certainly had more drama – and a better result – in a 4-3 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
But more important than the result is John Tortorella's fashion statements going supernova, as he eschewed the antiquated customs of the National Hockey League, bypassing a formal suit and tie for a comfortable and stylish hoodie, the garment of kings.
Claude Giroux started the scoring in tonight's game, putting the puck past Sergei Bobrovsky early in the first period. Just over a minute later, though, Seth Jones tied the game up. His second goal in the game was far more important – but more on that later.
A Brandon Dubinsky goal closed out the first period, and after a scoreless second period, Boone Jenner scored top shelf in the third to make it 3-1 Blue Jackets.
For the second game in a row, though, that lead wouldn't last. Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim scored his first two goals of the season in the third period – just 2:05 apart from each other, too – to tie the game up.
Just ten second into the game's overtime period, Cam Atkinson picked off an errant pass and found a wide-open Jones. Just like that, the puck was in the back of the net, as Jones' snipe gave the Blue Jackets a 4-3 overtime win, two more points in the standings and some momentum as they head back home.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are now undefeated when John Tortorella wears a hoodie on the bench.
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Columbus kicks off a six-game homestand this weekend with a Saturday game against the Washington Capitals.
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