Blue Jackets Get a Hard-Earned Point in Boston, Falling 2-1 in Overtime to the Bruins

By Rob Mixer on March 16, 2019 at 9:53 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner fights for the puck against the Boston Bruins during a game at TD Garden.

The Blue Jackets will certainly take this point.

After a hard game last night at Nationwide Arena and a road game tonight in a tough building, you'll collect a point (gladly so) and move on.

Joonas Korpisalo put together a solid effort to lift the Blue Jackets on the tail end of a back-to-back, securing a point in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Matt Duchene scored in regulation for the Blue Jackets, who are now three points clear of the Montreal Canadiens for the Eastern Conference's second wild card spot with 10 games to play.

  1 2 3 OT F
BLUE JACKETS 1 0 0 0 1
BRUINS 1 0 0 1 2

Buckle those seatbelts, kids.

The Bruins gave the Blue Jackets a hard push but the road team hung in there, and Korpisalo was excellent as well. Columbus had some strong stretches of play and also plenty of chances in overtime, but 3-on-3 is often a game of mistakes, and the Blue Jackets made one too many.

They'll head to Calgary for the start of a three-game road trip through western Canada on Tuesday, as the stretch drive ramps up. 

Injury Update

Ryan Murray's upper body injury kept him out of the lineup once again. And due to a personal matter, captain Nick Foligno missed tonight's game in Boston.

Next Up

The Blue Jackets hit the road again to continue this road trip, heading to western Canada on Tuesday to face the Calgary Flames.

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