The Blue Jackets Blow a Third Period Lead and Fall to the Flyers, 7-4

By Jacob Nitzberg on October 26, 2019 at 9:39 pm
Oct 26, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) and left wing Sonny Milano (22) keep the puck out of the net against the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period at Wells Fargo Center.
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Not great.

The Blue Jackets fell to the Flyers tonight by a final score of 7-4. Boone Jenner notched two goals. Pierre-Luc Dubois and Josh Anderson added one each. Sonny Milano notched two assists.

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The Flyers got the scoring started in the first period. A turnover from Seth Jones led to Jakub Voracek's wrist shot from the slot, which trickled in past Korpisalo. Later in the period,  Milano found Jenner with a pretty feed, and he added the finish from a near-impossible angle.

In the second period, Dubois gave the Blue Jackets a 2-1 lead with a power move and finish. The Flyers answered back with a power-play goal from James van Riemsdyk. Just 25 seconds later, Jenner added his second of the game off of a juicy rebound from a Josh Anderson shot. Although the Blue Jackets outscored the Flyers 2-1 in the period, the Flyers registered 18 shots on goal and had multiple breakaways. Jenner's second goal was crucial in curbing the Flyers' momentum.

Josh Anderson added an insurance goal early in the third period, with Vladislav Gavrikov notching his first NHL point on the primary assist. That 4-2 lead would quickly disappear, as Shane Gostisbehere scored to make it 4-3, and two minutes later the Flyers tied it up on a deflection from van Riemsdyk. The Flyers weren't done, as Kevin Hayes scored shorthanded to make it 5-4, Philadelphia. An empty-netter made it 6-4, and a snipe from Konecny made it 7-4.

Injury Update

Defenseman Markus Nutivaara is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Forward Brandon Dubinsky is still out long term with an upper-body injury. 

Forward Alexandre Texier left the game in the second period with a lower-body injury and did not return.

Next Up

The Blue Jackets will take on the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night in Nationwide Arena. Puck drop is slated for 7:30 p.m.

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