Blue Jackets Defeat Stars, Thanks To Werenski's Overtime Winner

By Jacob Nitzberg on March 13, 2021 at 7:39 pm
Feb 2, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Max Domi (16) looks to pass as Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) defends during the third period at Nationwide Arena.
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The Blue Jackets won an overtime thriller on Saturday night against the Stars. After losing a third-period lead, Zach Werenski scored the game winning goal with 4 seconds remaining in the overtime period.

Max Domi, who has four points in his last two games, got the scoring started in the first period. Jack Roslovic made a nice pass, then Domi did the rest. 

  1 2 3 (OT) F
BLUE JACKETS 1 2 0 (1) 4
STARS 1 1 1 (0) 3

Andrew Cogliano tied the game at 1 apiece at 16:44 of the first, and the teams headed into their locker rooms after 20 minutes knotted up, 1-1.

The second period saw the Blue Jackets go behind after Andrej Sekera scored his first goal of the season, but they fought back. Cam Atkinson made it a 2-2 game thanks to a great feed from Domi.

Just one minute later, captain Nick Foligno scored his first goal in 16 games to give the Blue Jackets a 3-2 lead. He made a shift move at the blue line, then picked his spot.

After 40 minutes, the Blue Jackets were ahead, 3-2. The Stars weren't going away, though. Denis Gurianov scored his fifth goal of the season at the 5:08 mark in the third period to tie things up, once again.

Then, Emil Bemstrom was awarded a penalty shot after he was hauled down on a breakaway. The Blue Jackets' winger tried to go five-hole, but Jake Oettinger was equal to the task, making the stop.

In overtime, Werenski got the puck on his stick after a couple of attempts from Oliver Bjorkstrand, and made no mistake.

Next Up

The Blue Jackets will take on the Stars again tomorrow, with puck drop slated for 5:00 P.M.