The Blue Jackets Are Unable to Finish Their Chances and Fall to the Calgary Flames

By Jacob Nitzberg on November 2, 2019 at 9:38 pm
Nov 2, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) deflects a shot during the game against the Calgary Flames at Nationwide Arena.
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However you want to put it, the Blue Jackets have lost four games in a row. Each game has seen them face a different kind of adversity, and tonight, they were unable to finish their chances despite generating 43 shots on goal. 

Taking one point from the last four games isn't a pattern that the Blue Jackets want to be experiencing, but it's where they are at the moment.

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The Flames got the scoring started early in this one. Sean Monahan was given too much space in the slot, and his wrister was only partially deflected by Korpisalo's glove on its way to the back of the net.

In the second period, the Flames doubled their lead behind Sam Bennett's third goal of the campaign. Korpisalo made a save on a partial breakaway, but the rebound fell right to Bennett's backhand, and he made no mistake.

Matthew Tkachuk snuffed out any hope for a Blue Jackets comeback with an empty net goal at 17:21 of the third period.

Although the Blue Jackets had 43 shots on goal, they didn't generate many quality looks on net. They currently find themselves in the bottom third in the NHL in terms of goals per game, as well as goals allowed per game.

Not ideal.

Injury Update

Ryan Murray and Alexandre Texier are on injured reserve and expected to miss upwards of four weeks.

Next Up

The Blue Jackets will host the Vegas Golden Knights at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday night. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 PM.

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