Three Things: Plenty of Offensive Chances, Good Fortune on the Injury Front, and Saying Goodbye to Carolina

As time ticked away in the third period, you had to feel like the Blue Jackets were headed toward a disappointing finish. Turns out, the disappointment was only delayed by a few minutes. 

The Carolina Hurricanes are (finally) down the road, wrapping up a four-game series with a 4-3 overtime win, shortly after the Blue Jackets sent the game to OT in the dying seconds of regulation. Take the point, but man, the second would have been gold.

Here are tonight’s three things from the series finale at Nationwide Arena.


OH, THE CHANCES

The Columbus Blue Jackets…an offensive powerhouse?

Hyperbolic, yes. But in this game, they looked the part at times. 

They controlled 60-plus percent of shot share and expected goals in the second period, which was their best of the three. Seth Jones had three assists, Oliver Bjorkstrand scored a huge goal with 15 seconds to play, the power play got on the board…there was a bit of everything from the Columbus side. They were buzzing. 

“We talked about it…just our compete, and what we’re trying to accomplish here,” Foligno said. “The more looks you get, you’re going to score, and that’s what we have to realize. It’s constant. If we get (there) on a more consistent basis, we’re going to have success and we’re going to go on a roll.” 

Domi with a breakaway. Stopped by Nedeljkovic. #CBJ #Canes pic.twitter.com/FllWUKCf9U

— Alison (@AlisonL) March 26, 2021

Execution, which…

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