The Columbus Blue Jackets weren't expected to do much this year. Neither were the Ottawa Senators this year. So when they met for this late November affair, a low scoring affair was not out of the question.
The first couple of the periods were straight up a bore. Some strong chances from both the Senators and Blue Jackets were had but no one could breakthrough. It was an especially strong night for goaltender Joonas Korpisalo who looked solid in front of the sometimes shaky defense.
At the beginning of the third period, it looked like a grimy goal was going to be needed but a tip from Oliver Bjorkstrand on a Zach Werenski shot was all that was needed to get the puck past the Senators' Craig Anderson.
The game would fall in the Senators' favor over the last half of the period but the Senators would not beat Korpisalo who would finish with his second career shutout. His first since 2017.
The goal was Bjorkstrand's 50th of his career. Boone Jenner who assisted on the goal got his 100th career assist. Zach Werenski extended his point streak to seven games in the process.
The Blue Jackets are still without Markus Nutivaara as he continues to recover from injury. Kole Sherwood is also working his way back from injury. Brandon Dubinsky is still out long term with a wrist injury.
The Blue Jackets will next play at home against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday, November 27 at Nationwide Arena for a Metropolitan Division showdown.
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