The Top Ten Goals From the Blue Jackets' 2018-19 Campaign

By Jacob Nitzberg on June 1, 2019 at 8:05 am
Oct 18, 2018; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno (back right) celebrates with teammates defenseman David Savard (58) and left wing Anthony Duclair (91) after scoring a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers in the second period at Nationwide Arena.
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It was a great year for great goals in the NHL.

The Blue Jackets scored 256 goals in the regular season and added 30 more in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Below are ten of the best.

#10: Markus Nutivaara vs. OTT (4/6/2019)

Oliver Bjorkstrand sliced and diced his way through the Senators' defense before wiring a pass to Nutivaara for the finish. It's quite a beautiful thing to watch.

#9: Matt Duchene vs. BOS (ECSF Game 2 — 4/27/2019)

Duchene exhibited some beautiful hand-eye coordination — or is it hand-foot coordination? Either way, what a goal from Duchene and his quick hands (and feet). This goal won Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semis for the Blue Jackets.

#8: Artemi Panarin vs. TBL (ECQF Game 2 — 4/12/2019)

Panarin finished off a beautiful team move to complete the capitulation of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2. The Blue Jackets went tic-tac-toe and completely sliced through the Lightning's defense.

#7: Boone Jenner vs. BOS (ECSF Game 3 — 4/30/2019)

Jenner got the Blue Jackets on the board first in Game 3 with this outstanding solo effort. He flipped the puck up in the air to create space for his forehand then fired it by Tuukka Rask.

#6: Artemi Panarin vs. MTL (3/28/2019)

In a must-win game for the Blue Jackets, they played with poise and beat the Canadiens 6-2. Panarin got Columbus ahead, 3-2, with a one-time finish off of a ridiculous cross-ice, backhand dish from Duchene after Duchene beat his defender. Beautiful stuff here.

#5: Oliver Bjorkstrand vs. PIT (3/9/2019)

Bjorkstrand scored a beautiful team goal against the Penguins with helpers coming from Duchene and Ryan Dzingel. The tweet below sums up the move perfectly.

#4: Artemi Panarin vs. BOS (Stanley Cup ECSF, Game 2 — 4/27/2019)

There was only a tiny sliver of room for Panarin to fire this puck into the net and tie Game 2 at two apiece, but he didn't have a problem finding it. Talk about a snipe. Goodness, gracious.

#3: David Savard vs. TBL (Stanley Cup ECQF, Game 1 — 4/10/2019)

Savard's goal in the third period cut the score to 3-2 and paved the way to a legendary Blue Jackets comeback in Game 1 against Tampa Bay. He made quick work of Victor Hedman and went top corner.

#2: Artemi Panarin vs. NYR (4/5/2019)

In a crucial game for the Blue Jackets, Panarin scored this beautiful goal late in the third period to give the boys in blue a 2-1 lead. The Rangers tied it up, but the Blue Jackets won in a shootout to clinch a playoff berth.

#1: Anthony Duclair vs. PHI (10/18/2018)

Number one on the list is Anthony Duclair's unforgettable effort against the Flyers. Despite falling to his knees at one point, he was able to keep control of the puck and fire it five-hole.

Here's another angle for your viewing pleasure. What a ridiculous, insane goal.

Agree with the list? Think we missed a goal? Let us know in the comments!

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