Brady Tkachuk's Hat Trick Helps Senators Sink Blue Jackets 6-3

By Coby Maeir on February 13, 2024 at 9:58 pm
Ottawa Senators left wing Brady Tkachuk (7) celebrates his goal scored in the first period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Canadian Tire Centre.
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Brady Tkachuk's hat trick powered the Ottawa Senators past the Blue Jackets 6-3 at Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday. 

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1st Period

Dmitri Voronkov opened the scoring at 7:11 when Kent Johnson took space given to him and drove below the goalline before threading a backhand pass through Ottawa defenders and off Voronkov's stick. With his 13th goal of the season, Voronkov is now third among NHL rookies in goals.

Just seconds after Vladimir Tarasenko hit the right post on a wide-open net, the Senators tied the game on the power play when Tkachuk scored on an open cage from the right doorstep thanks to some elite passing at 9:48.

Tkachuk scored again after intercepting Johnny Gaudreau's pass to Zach Werenski in the offensive zone, taking the puck down the ice on a breakaway, shooting on Daniil Tarasov, and scoring on the rebound at 9:48.

Ottawa doubled its lead at 14:46 when Claude Giroux wired a left-circle wrist shot on a two-on-one while short-handed. 

The Senators thought they scored 23 seconds later when Mathieu Joseph beat Tarasov on a short-handed rush but the Blue Jackets challenged the goal for goaltender interference and were successful. 

Ottawa took a 3-1 lead into the second period along with a 10-6 advantage in shots on goal.

2nd Period

Ridly Greig pushed the Seantors' lead to three at 5:37 when he deflected Tarasenko's left-point slap-shot past Tarasov. 

Boone Jenner answered with his 16th of the season at 10:41 with a left-circle wrist shot past Anton Forsberg thanks to assists from Gaudreau and Werenski.

Jack Roslovic cut the Ottawa lead to one at 13:54 with his third goal of the year on a bad-angle shot from the bottom of the left circle through traffic.

Tkachuk completed his hat trick at 16:48 after Giroux went around a fallen Provorov--who blocked a Giroux shot earlier in the shit--and found Tkachuk at the netmouth. 

The Senators took a 5-3 lead into the third period while trailing 23-19 in shots on goal.

3rd Period

Erik Brannstrom iced the game at 19:52 with a long-range empty-net goal.

With the 6-3 loss, the Blue Jackets fell to 16-26-10.


  • Shots on Goal: CBJ 40-30 OTT
  • Face-off %: CBJ 55.7-44.3 OTT
  • Power play: CBJ 0/4-2/5 OTT
  • Giveaways: CBJ 9-11 OTT
  • Takeaways: CBJ 8-10 OTT
  • Blocked shots: CBJ 10-19 OTT
  • Hits: CBJ 31-24 OTT
  • 5-on-5 stats (via
    • Expected Goals (xG): CBJ 3.07-1.95 OTT
    • Shot Attempts (CF): CBJ 58-35 OTT
    • Shots on Goal (SF): CBJ 31-20 OTT
    • Scoring Chances (SCF): CBJ 27-20 OTT
    • High-Danger Chances (HDCF): CBJ 13-10 OTT

Injury Update

  • Yegor Chinakhov missed Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury he suffered on Saturday. 
  • Patrik Laine entered the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program and will be away from the team indefinitely.
  • Adam Fantilli suffered a calf laceration on Jan. 28 and is expected to miss eight weeks. 

Next Up

The Blue Jackets take on the San Jose Sharks on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.

They'll continue their road trip on Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET against the Kings in Los Angeles on Bally Sports Ohio.

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