Boone Jenner Scores Game-Winner With 12.9 Seconds Left in 4-3 Blue Jackets Win Over Sharks

By Coby Maeir on February 18, 2024 at 1:21 am
Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Kirill Marchenko (left) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the first period at SAP Center at San Jose.
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The Blue Jackets beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 at SAP Center at San Jose on Saturday in the team's first game since they fired general manager Jarmo Kekalainen.

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1st Period

Anthony Duclair opened the scoring for San Jose at 3:39 after Sean Kuraly fell while skating with the puck in the neutral zone, allowing Duclair to pick it up and score on a breakaway.

Johnny Gaudreau nearly tied the game on a breakaway at 8:59, but he hit the post. He had another breakaway at 11:24 but missed the net.

Zach Werenski tied the game with his second goal of the season at 15:16 when he fired a wrist shot from the top of the right circle through traffic. 

Kirill Marchenko gave the Jackets the lead at 16:24 with his 16th tally of the year on a right-circle wrist shot on the rush.

The Blue Jackets took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission and outshot the Sharks 16-8.

2nd Period

Dmitri Voronkov scored his 14th goal of the season to double Columbus' lead at 7:14, winning a battle in front of the net to score on the rebound. 

Duclair scored his second of the night at 7:33 on a two-on-one rush at 7:33 to cut the Blue Jackets' lead in half.

Fabian Zetterlund tied the game on the power play with a left-circle one-timer at 15:29.

The teams were tied at three after 40 minutes of play with Columbus outshooting San Jose 28-22. 

3rd Period

Boone Jenner scored the game-winning goal at 19:47 on a mini breakaway thanks to a fantastic feed from Gaudreau.

With the win, the Blue Jackets impvoed to 17-26-10.


  • Shots on Goal: CBJ 41-33 SJS
  • Face-off %: CBJ 47.6-52.4 SJS
  • Power play: CBJ 0/3-1/4 SJS
  • Giveaways: CBJ 6-5 SJS
  • Takeaways: CBJ 6-5 SJS
  • Blocked shots: CBJ 14-15 SJS
  • Hits: CBJ 15-22 SJS
  • 5-on-5 stats (via
    • Expected Goals (xG): CBJ 2.39-2.60 SJS
    • Shot Attempts (CF): CBJ 64-55 SJS
    • Shots on Goal (SF): CBJ 34-30 SJS
    • Scoring Chances (SCF): CBJ 26-20 SJS
    • High-Danger Chances (HDCF): CBJ 7-10 SJS

Injury Update

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

They'll play against the Ducks in Anaheim on Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.

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