It was a rough night for the team. The goals came in pairs, but the Blue Jackets didn’t finish with the most.
Period 1, the Predators had a set of goals from Jarnkrok and Sissons.
Period 2, the Blue Jackets found their groove and answered by way of Jenner and then Carlsson.
Unfortunately, in Period 3, things went bad for the Jackets in multiple ways. The first was the one-two punch by the Predators. With another score from Jarnkrok and a goal from Forsberg, the Predators went up 4-2 less than a minute into the final period. Worst of all, Merzlikins was taken off the ice as well, from what is suspected to be a shoulder injury, No official update on his condition has been given as of yet. Korpisalo took over in goal, and stopped every chance the Predictors had to score, but it wasn’t enough. The final was 4-2 Predators.
Blackhawks visit Columbus Tuesday and Thursday! Puck drop is set for 7 PM Tuesday, and once I see an update on Merzlikins, you’ll know.