Not the best way to start the Western Canada road trip.
Despite holding a 2-0 lead well into the third period, the Blue Jackets lost Wednesday night's contest against the Calgary Flames 3-2 in overtime.
The Blue Jackets controlled the majority of play in the first period resulting in a 2-0 lead after the opening frame. Devin Shore gave Columbus a 1-0 lead midway through the period with his first goal as a Blue Jacket. Minutes later, Gustav Nyquist added to the lead off a two-on-one with Nick Foligno. The 2-0 goal was Nyquist's 14th of the year.
The Columbus retained the 2-0 lead through two periods. While the Flames consistently challenged the Blue Jacket defense, Joonas Korpisalo provided a strong backend with several huge stops.
The third period did not bode as well for the Blue Jackets. Despite continued excellence from Korpisalo, the Blue Jackets yielded a 2-1 Flames goal from Elias Lindholm 11 minutes into the final period. With two minutes left in the game and their goaltender pulled, Calgary evened the score 2-2 off a Matthew Tkachuk goal.
Calgary's T.J. Brodie scored the winning overtime goal after a net-front scramble to defeat the Blue Jackets 3-2.
The Blue Jackets continue their Western Canada road trip Saturday night in Edmonton. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00 p.m.
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