It was a high scoring night in Nationwide Arena.
Period 1, the Blackhawks open with a goal from Soderberg, then another goal by Kane. Atkinson would prevent a 2-0 lead, with a goal late in the period. We’d head into Period 2, 2-1, Blackhawks.
In no time, Laine would score, making it 2-2 at the start of Period 2. Hagel would then score for the Blackhawks. Followed by another Laine goal. Both of his were Power Play goals tonight as well! Kubalik would break the 3-3 tie though, giving the Blackhawks another single goal lead, heading into Period 3.
In Period 3, the Blackhawks would advance their lead, a goal from Boqvist would advance the lead to 5-3. But have no fear Bjorkstrand is here! He would score twice to tie the game and send it into overtime!
Unfortunately, the game would go into a shootout that the Blue Jacket would eventually lose. The goal would come from the Blackhawks DeBrincat. It wasn’t all bad news though, it wasn’t enough, but the team rallied to make it an overtime game. We had two players score twice tonight. An amazing 3 Power Play goals tonight, a beautiful sight! All in all it wasn’t a horrible game, the win just escaped us. When could make up for this though, when the team faces the Blackhawks again, Thursday at 7 PM. With any luck this will give them even more fire, knowing they have the chance to split this series still.