Red Wings Defeat Blue Jackets in Overtime As Columbus Continues Slow Start to Season

By Jacob Nitzberg on January 19, 2021 at 10:02 pm

This is not very fun.

The Blue Jackets tied the game up in the third period, but were unable to find a winner as the Red Wings were victorious in overtime, 3-2.

The first period wasn't too exciting. The two teams were unable to find the back of the net during the first 20 minutes.

  1 2 3 (OT) F
BLUE JACKETS 0 1 1 (0) 2
RED WINGS 0 2 0 (1) 3

In the second period, the scoring was started by Boone Jenner. He received a nifty pass from Max Domi and roofed a wrister off the crossbar and in.

Domi registered his first point as a member of the Blue Jackets with the primary assist.

After that, the ice tilted in the Red Wings' favor. Anthony Mantha scored on the power play, then Bobby Ryan scored his third goal against the Blue Jackets this season to give Detroit a 2-1 lead. The Blue Jackets had it all to do in the third period, as they headed to the locker room down 2-1 after 40 minutes.

They responded. Alexandre Texier tied up the score at 2-2 for his third goal of the season. 

The third period ended with the teams tied up, 2-2. In overtime, Tyler Bertuzzi scored 15 seconds in to win the game for Detroit.

Injury Update

Mikko Koivu continues to be unavailable due to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols.

Next Up

The Blue Jackets will host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 p.m. E.T.