Blue Jackets Fall In Overtime To Chicago After Losing Third-Period Lead Late

By Jacob Nitzberg on February 13, 2021 at 11:29 pm
Feb 13, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Alex DeBrincat (12) scores the game winning goal against Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) during the overtime period at the United Center. Chicago won 3-2.
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The Blue Jackets played 56 minutes of strong hockey, but tonight that wasn't enough.

They blew a 2-1 lead late, and then lost in overtime after some questionable personnel decisions from John Tortorella.

Patrik Laine got the scoring going for the Blue Jackets, firing in an unfair wrister off the post. It was Laine's sixth of the campaign, and the lone assist went to Atkinson, his seventh helper this season.

  1 2 3 (OT) F
BLUE JACKETS 1 1 0 (0) 2
BLACKHAWKS 0 1 1 (1) 3

Nicolas Beaudin tied the game up for the Blackhawks early in the second period. It was Beaudin's second goal against the Blue Jackets in the two-game series.

The Blue Jackets answered back via a Cam Atkinson deflection, his fifth tally of the year. Assists went to Zach Werenski (4) and Seth Jones (7). Atkinson now has six points in his last two games.

In the final frame, the Blue Jackets dominated. Per Natural Stat Trick, scoring chances in the period were 12-3, Blue Jackets. High-danger scoring chances were 6-0, Columbus. Unfortunately, the only score in the frame came from Carl Soderberg, who scored his first goal of the season for the Blackhawks to tie the game at 2-2 with 3:45 remaining.

Then, in overtime, Nick Foligno turned the puck over to Patrick Kane, who found Alex DeBrincat with a nice pass. He finished past Joonas Korpisalo and won the game for the Blackhawks.

Injury Update

Zach Werenski returned to the lineup after missing three games with a lower-body injury.

Next Up

The Blue Jackets will head to Carolina to take on the Hurricanes on Monday night. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 PM E.T.

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