Blue Jackets Lose in the Shootout As Radulov and the Stars Win, 2-1

By Sam Blazer on March 14, 2021 at 7:38 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) controls the puck against the Dallas Stars in the second period at Nationwide Arena.
Aaron Doster

It looks like there is some fight still left in this dog.

Despite coming back to tie the game, the Blue Jackets just didn't have enough in the tank to win this one in overtime and then the shootout.

  1 2 3 OT F
BLUE JACKETS 0 0 1 0 1
STARS 1 0 0 1 2

The Blue Jackets are coming into their most recent games with a better sense of what they are coming out to do. Early in the period, they skated with purpose and they were getting the pucks into the right places. Despite all that, a well-positioned Joe Pavelski put the Stars up by a goal and would be one of the only noteworthy moments in the period

The second period was a stalemate and a boring one at that. The Blue Jackets had a power play early in the frame but were unable to capitalize. Otherwise, it was mostly ugly hockey with neither side really able to get in the flow of the game.

The third period looked like a frame that might go the Stars way before the Blue Jackets decided to pick up their play. they began skating to the tough places and exiting the zone quickly. Jack Roslovic would win the face-off halfway through the period and the puck would go from Seth Jones to Zach Werenski as Werenski absolutely unloaded to tie the game up.

Despite a stronger third period, the Blue Jackets weren't able to add anything during the frame and would go to overtime again.

In the extra frame, the Blue Jackets didn't get many opportunities except for a chance at the buzzer from Zach Werenski. They would then go to the shootout. All Blue Jackets players would be stopped and the only player to score was Alex Radulov. A tough outcome after a hard-fought three periods.

Injury Update

The Blue Jackets are still without Gus Nyquist who is still recovering from shoulder surgery.

Next Up

The Blue Jackets will next play on Thursday, March 18 at 7:00 PM against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena.

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