Blue Jackets Score Early, Score Often in Win over New Jersey Devils

By Paul Berthelot on January 15, 2019 at 9:42 pm
Artemi Panarin and Cam Atkinson celebrate scoring against the New Jersey Devils

Keep the good times going.

The scoring from Sunday continued. The Blue Jackets who scored seven against the New York Rangers followed that with four against the New Jersey Devils.

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Things got going early for the Jackets. Cam Atkinson scored 45 seconds into the first period off a real nice feed from Pierre-Luc Dubois. Boone Jenner scored just a few minutes later and before the fans could even settle in the Blue Jackets had a lead. Artemi Panarin extended the lead to three with his 18th of the season. That goal led to this fun little tidbit:

For those keeping track that’s four straight games. He is on another level right now.

The second period we saw the Jackets hold serve. They got a goal from Dubois early in the frame, a power play marker set up by Zach Werenski and Panarin. The Devils responded late with a goal of their own from Blake Coleman.

There wasn't much noise in the third period. Outside of a couple of good chances, the Jackets sat back and held on to their three-goal lead. 

The win is the Blue Jacket's fourth in a row. It puts them up to 59 points, and within striking distance of the Washington Capitals for first place in the division. 

Injury Update

Brandon Dubinsky and Markus Hannikainen remain out with injuries.

Next Up

The Blue Jackets stay home and welcome the Montreal Canadians to town Friday night.

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