Red Wings Dominate Blue Jackets, Hand Columbus First Loss Of Season

By Jacob Nitzberg on October 19, 2021 at 10:08 pm
Oct 19, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Michael Rasmussen (27) and Columbus Blue Jackets center Gustav Nyquist (14) battle for the puck in the second period at Little Caesars Arena.
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Well, that wasn't much fun.

The Blue Jackets couldn't get much going offensively all night. Despite a heroic performance from Joonas Korpisalo, the Blue Jackets (2-1-0, four points) fell to the Red Wings (2-0-1, five points), 4-1.

Neither team scored in the first two periods, but it wasn't for a lack of chances. Korpisalo made several phenomenal saves as the Blue Jackets killed off a 5-on-3 in the second period.

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The third period saw the Blue Jackets' defenses come crashing down. First, it was Lucas Raymond sniping his first NHL goal to make it 1-0. Then, it was Tyler Bertuzzi with a nice shot to double Detroit's lead.

Later in the period, Jack Roslovic hit Raymond from behind. Bertuzzi went after Roslovic, but Bertuzzi was the only one sent to the box as he was assigned a two-minute minor for roughing. On the ensuing power play, the Blue Jackets capitalized. Boone Jenner received a pass near the net, switched the puck onto his backhand, and beat Thomas Greiss to put the Blue Jackets on the board.

Unfortunately, 2-1 was as close as the Blue Jackets would get. Vladislav Namestnikov added an empty-netter with 1:14 remaining to put the game out of reach, and Adam Erne added a second empty-netter as the Blue Jackets suffered their first loss of the young season.

Next Up

The Blue Jackets will head back to Columbus as they prepare to host the New York Islanders (1-2-0, 2 points) on Thursday night at Nationwide Arena. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m. EST.

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