Adam Boqvist and Jack Roslovic each scored two goals as the Blue Jackets beat the Capitals 7-6 in OT at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Tuesday night.
Dylan Strome had a chance to open the scoring at 3:08 on a breakaway but his backhand attempt was denied by Daniil Tarasov.
Alex Ovechkin opened the scoring at 5:12 when his centering pass appeared to deflect off on Nick Blankenburg's skate and in. The goal was originally credited to Strome, who was at the left doorstep.
#ALLCAPS Strome goal pic.twitter.com/9qXjNJn0xh— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) March 21, 2023
T.J. Oshie doubled Washington's lead at 8:10 with a deflection from the slot that Tarasov had no chance of stopping.
#ALLCAPS Oshie goal pic.twitter.com/75LZ7eHslC— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) March 21, 2023
Connor Sheary added to the Capitals' lead at 16:00 after Rasmus Sandin won a puck battle against Boone Jenner before finding Sheary who was wide-open in the slot following a defensive breakdown from the Jackets.
#ALLCAPS Sheary goal pic.twitter.com/d3t2gCbkYD— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) March 21, 2023
Eric Robinson got Columbus on the board at 16:45 when he finished a feed from Mathieu Olivier from the low slot after Olivier made a nice drive to the net.
#CBJ Robinson (9) goal pic.twitter.com/ndDkLtrpZW— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) March 21, 2023
Washington led 3-1 after the first period and took a 19-12 edge in shots on goal into the locker room.
Boqvist put the Jackets within one at 6:57 after moving around Ovechkin at the right circle and firing a sharp-angle shot from just above the goal line past Charlie Lindgren.
#CBJ Boqvist (4) goal pic.twitter.com/AE5qBOmH0D— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) March 22, 2023
Former Jacket Sonny Milano boosted Washington's lead to two at 10:36 after he was left wide-open at the right doorstep.
#ALLCAPS Milano goal pic.twitter.com/PBkiGTfJU3— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) March 22, 2023
Roslovic scored on the power play at 15:01 with a one-timer from the right circle in the bumper spot to cut the Washington lead to 4-3.
#CBJ Roslovic (8) goal pic.twitter.com/iRBPWWSQIt— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) March 22, 2023
Nick Jensen put Washington back up two at 19:52 with a wrist shot from the high slot through traffic.
#ALLCAPS Jensen goal pic.twitter.com/YCIIJIC0BI— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) March 22, 2023
The Capitals took a 5-3 lead into the third period along with a 30-23 advantage in shots on goal.
Boqvist scored his second goal of the game at 6:37 after Robinson won the puck back for Lane Pederson who found Boqvist in the left circle where he fired a shot past Lindgren.
#CBJ Boqvist (5) goal pic.twitter.com/4bZZYENavd— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) March 22, 2023
Emil Bemstrom tied the game at 8:35 with a wicked slap-shot from the left circle off a nice backhand feed from Patrik Laine.
#CBJ Bemstrom (6) goal pic.twitter.com/AmWtvTbOhO— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) March 22, 2023
Jensen scored his second of the game at 15:24 after moving around Erik Gudbranson and beating Tarasov with a top-shelf backhand shot.
#ALLCAPS Jensen goal pic.twitter.com/nbkZGRvVcY— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) March 22, 2023
Boone Jenner tied the game at 19:13 from the right doorstep after Johnson's shot from the left goal line created a rebound.
#CBJ Jenner (24) goal pic.twitter.com/aJ07pY1BqD— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) March 22, 2023
The teams were tied at six headed to overtime with the Jackets leading 38-37 in shots on goal.
Roslovic scored the OT winner at 2:43 with a one-timer from the left circle off a feed from Gaudreau.
With the win, the Jackets improved to 22-41-7.
- Shots on Goal: CBJ 39-37 WSH
- Faceoff %: CBJ 42.4-57.6 WSH
- Power play: CBJ 1/1-0/1 WSH
- Takeaways: CBJ 5-6 WSH
- Giveaways: CBJ 6-16 WSH
- Blocked shots: CBJ 18-17 WSH
- Hits: CBJ 14-9 WSH
5-on-5 stats (via naturalstattrick.com):
- Expected Goals (xG): CBJ 2.61-2.87 WSH
- Chances (CF): CBJ 56-64 WSH
- Shots (SF): CBJ 34-34 WSH
- Scoring Chances (SCF): CBJ 25-33 WSH
- High-Danger Chances (HDCF): CBJ 13-16 WSH
No players left tonight's game with injuries.
The Jackets are back in action Friday when they host the New York Islanders at 7 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio and NHL Network.
The club heads back on the road to Montreal and will face the Canadiens on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.