On Wednesday, the Blue Jackets began a three game western Canada road trip against the Calgary Flames. This was a game where the Jackets had a lead for a majority of the game, went into an unnecessary overtime period, and left with only one standings point.
The Jackets got things kicked off early. At the 11:04 mark of the first period, the teams new trade acquisition, Devin Shore, scored his first goal in a Blue Jackets uniform on a shot from the right side of the ice that just snuck between the arm and leg of Flames goaltender, Cam Talbot. The score was 1-0
They would score their second goal of the game just a short time later. At the 8:40 mark, Calgary would turn the puck over. Jackets, Nick Foligno and Gus Nyquist would go on a two on one fastbreak, where Foligno made a quick pass over to Nyquist, who went on to rip it in top shelf. This gave the Jackets a quick 2-0 lead.
There wasn’t another score until the middle of the third period. Unfortunately, for any of you that are reading that are Jackets fans, this is where the fun stops. Calgary would score their first goal of the game.
At the 8:46 mark of the third period, Flames Elias Lindholm would receive the puck right in front of the net and shoot it past Jackets goaltender, Joonas Korpisalo. This would make it a 2-1 game.
Then, with just 1:43 left in the game, Matthew Tkachuk was in the right place at the right time to tip in a long wrist shot. 2-2, and certain overtime doom for the Blue Jackets.
In overtime, the Jackets were holding their own. They were aggressive on offense. They were hustling back onto defense. And Korpisalo was a brick wall….until there was only 11 seconds left on the clock.
Yup…only 11 seconds left until a shootout (which for the record hasn’t treated the Jackets well this season either), and Flames TJ Brodie, managed shoot one past Korpisalo for the win.
As if this game couldn’t have had any more face palm moments for the Jackets, fans of the Flames started chirping head coach, John Tortorella.
The lady asked for a selfie from Torts right in the middle of the game. Come on lady what are you doing?? The man’s trying to get a win here leave him alone.
Now with that being said…the guy who smacked one of Tort’s old photos on the glass made me full on laugh my ass off. Didn’t even say anything thing. He literally just went “Hey”, *SMACK*. Nothing was said and it was just a hilarious chirp.
The Jackets will be back in action on Saturday against ol’ juggernaut, Leon Draisaitl, some guy named Connor McDavid, and the Edmonton Oilers in Edmonton.