The shutout streak ended for Sergei Bobrovsky but the Blue Jackets were still able to get the win. That extends their win streak to three games, the longest streak the team has had since the streak. This was back and forth game, every time the Jackets went ahead Buffalo was able to answer and tie it back up. That is until Boone Jenner scored late in the third to give the Jackets a lead they wouldn’t give up.
As is with a Jenner goal, he’s around the crease creating problems. Here he displays some of the skill that he has to take the puck around Robin Lehner and put in the net. That is his 14th goal of the season and second in three games.
Staying hot in this game was Sam Gagner. He scored the Jackets third goal to give them a short lived 3-2 lead. Gagner has been playing really well of late. He has five points in his last four games, as he’s been making things happen on the power play. Two of his three goals in this four game stretch have come with the man advantage. He’s been moved around, and find himself on the second unit playing on the half wall. The new look seems to be working as you can see on his goal.
The power play was very impressive going 2-for-3. The first unit scored the first power play goal, they move the puck so well as you will see and really keep the Sabres penalty killers off-balance.
Gagner’s spot on that top unit has been taken over by Oliver Bjorkstrand. Bjorkstrand gives the unit a different look in the slot area. Bjorkstrand is always moving which keeps the forwards and defencemen moving and opens up all sorts of lanes. Alexander Wennberg is able to see those lanes and finds Nick Folingo for the goal. Zach Werenski picked up the secondary assist on the play, his 40th point of the season and with that he passes Rick Nash for most points by a rookie in franchise history.
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