Blue Jackets Rebound in a Big Way, Bash Bruins to Earn Third Win in Four Games

By Coby Maeir on November 27, 2023 at 9:49 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Dmitri Voronkov (10) celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period at Nationwide Arena.
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Behind four goals from their Russian quartet and 31 saves from Spencer Martin, the Blue Jackets bashed the Boston Bruins 5-2 at Nationwide Arena on Monday to win their third game in four contests.

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1st Period

Jakub Lauko nearly opened the scoring after a weird bounce led to him having the puck in front of the net at 5:00, but he hit the crossbar. 

Thanks to a great feed from Zach Werenski, Johnny Gaudreau had the Blue Jackets' best chance to score when he went on a breakaway at 11:01 but was stopped by Jeremy Swayman. 

Dmitri Voronkov opened the scoring at 15:52 after using his strength to win a puck battle in the right corner before driving to the net and scoring from the right doorstep. 

The Blue Jackets led 1-0 after the first period and carried a 13-11 advantage in shots on goal into the second frame.

2nd Period

Gaudreau had his second breakaway of the game at 4:13 but was denied by Swayman from the left doorstep.

Ivan Provorov doubled the Columbus lead at 5:38 with a left-circle wrist shot through a screen by Voronkov. After the goal, Linus Ullmark replaced Swayman in the Boston net.

Yegor Chinakhov extended the Blue Jackets' lead at 10:01 when he took advantage of Matt Grzlecyk mishandling the puck at the point and used his speed to break free and score on a breakaway.

The Blue Jackets took a 3-0 lead into the third period and a 32-20 advantage in shots on goal.

3rd Period

Kirill Marchenko made it 4-0 at 4:51 on a five-on-three power play when he found the back of a half-open net from the left doorstep thanks to a nice feed from Boone Jenner. 

Matthew Poitras got Boston on the board at 8:24, scoring from the left doorstep on the rush thanks to a sweet pass from Charlie McAvoy. 

Sean Kuraly nearly scored at 11:40 from the slot but McAvoy did his best goalie impression and blocked the shot. 

Justin Danforth added an empty-net goal at 13:41, finding the net from the bottom of the right circle.

John Beecher scored for Boston at 17:38 with a net-front deflection to cut the lead to 5-2.

The Blue Jackets would hang on for a 5-2 victory and improve to 7-12-4. 


  • Shots on Goal: BOS 33-41 CBJ
  • Face-off %: BOS 50-50 CBJ
  • Power play: BOS 0/3-1/3 CBJ
  • Giveaways: BOS 5-6 CBJ
  • Takeaways: BOS 4-10 CBJ
  • Blocked shots: BOS 20-11 CBJ
  • Hits: BOS 12-17 CBJ
  • 5-on-5 stats (via
    • Expected Goals (xG): BOS 2.67-2.14 CBJ
    • Shot Attempts (CF): BOS 58-51 CBJ
    • Shots on Goal (SF): BOS 28-30 CBJ
    • Scoring Chances (SCF): BOS 30-21 CBJ
    • High-Danger Chances (HDCF): BOS 10-7 CBJ

Injury Update

Damon Severson will miss approximately six weeks with an oblique injury. Jack Roslovic has been on IR since Nov. 13 with a fractured ankle that will sideline him for four to six weeks. 

Next Up

The Blue Jackets are back in action on Wednesday as they host the Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.

The club closes out its three-game homestand on Friday when they host the Ottawa Senators at 7 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.

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