Vegas, Columbus. Of course, a goaltending duel!
Sergei Bobrovsky and Malcolm Subban went toe-to-toe throughout one of the more entertaining 1-0 games we've seen in a while. It was fast, fun, and if not for the men between the pipes, may have been a barn-burner.
Nick Foligno's go-ahead goal 40 seconds into the third period stood as the game-winner, and Bobrovsky did the rest with a 28-save shutout (his first of the season). In his 800th NHL game, Foligno scored the deciding goal in front of 15,004 at Nationwide Arena.
With one game left on this home stand, the Blue Jackets might have a little momentum with a 2-0-1 clip over the last three.
As you'd expect in a game against the Golden Knights, the pace was high right from the outset – even with Vegas playing the second end of a back-to-back.
The Blue Jackets were certainly up for it and carried large portions of 5-on-5 play, particularly in the second period. Though they entered the third period in a 0-0 tie, Columbus upped the tempo and generated a handful of high-danger chances that were turned away by Subban.
Artemi Panarin was a late scratch from tonight's game due to a lower body injury. Anthony Duclair slotted in for Panarin, and played most of the game on the Blue Jackets' top line.
The Blue Jackets conclude this six-game home stand Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils, a 7 p.m. start at Nationwide Arena.
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