Nick Foligno’s Overtime Power Play Goal Leads Blue Jackets Over Capitals – Washington Times

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So a positive sign about tonight is that despite being down 1-0 and 2-1, the guys stuck with it. We got some saves when we needed it, but the guys stuck with it. Washington finished with a 41-23 advantage in shots, but Bobrovsky was the equalizer. Its huge when a goalie is playing that well. It gives us an opportunity to win hockey games, Connauton said. Its motivating, too. Bobrovsky kept the Capitals at bay until Foligno lined up the decisive goal in overtime. Youre fortunate to get a power play in OT and you want to make the most of it, he said. The play just kind of developed itself and I was able to get a good shot off. Eric Fehr and Troy Brouwer had goals for the Capitals , whose three-game winning streak ended. Alex Ovechkin took nine shots on goal, but Bobrovsky snuffed every one. There were a couple of shots Ovie took, and those are goals most nights, coach Barry Trotz said. Against the best in the business, Bobrovsky , they werent. He was pretty tight tonight. After Brouwer deflected a shot by Matt Niskanen to put Washington up 2-1 at 9:20 of the third period, Columbus pulled even at 10:59 on a goal by Connauton . Earlier in the period, Holtby kept the game tied when he snapped his glove shut around a close-in shot by Cam Atkinson. source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/11/blue-jackets-beat-capitals-3-2-in-overtime/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

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Louis, Anaheim, and Los Angeles in that time, and now the team faces a Bruins squad coming off a 5-2 win against Arizona on Saturday. Even counting Saturday’s victory, however, Boston has lost five of the past seven games. The team is looking to get things right and may have David Krejci back against Chicago. With Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane , and Marian Hossa to wrangle as well as recently returned Patrick Sharp , at least the Bruins have Tuukka Rask . Elsewhere, the Columbus Blue Jackets take their four-game winning streak into Washington to face Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals at 7 p.m. Columbus has gotten great play from Sergei Bobrovsky and has a host of different forwards scoring goals. The Caps would like to see a bit more from Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom as they try to extend their three-game winning streak. Out west, the Wild face the Sharks at 10:30 p.m. and while Minnesota has won six out of its past 10 games, the team looking to get more consistent, especially in goal. The Sharks would like to keep things going in the right direction; they’ve won five of their past six. Here’s the rest of Thursday’s schedule. source: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/12/11/7375175/2014-nhl-schedule-blackhawks-bruins-tv-schedule

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Kevin Connauton also scored for Columbus. The Blue Jackets are still only 11-15-2, but coach Todd Richards has noticed a vast improvement in their play — and attitude — recently. “When things weren’t going well for us, we didn’t respond the right way,” Richards said. “So a positive sign about tonight is that despite being down 1-0 and 2-1, the guys stuck with it. We got some saves when we needed it, but the guys stuck with it.” Washington finished with a 41-23 advantage in shots, but Bobrovsky was the equalizer. “It’s huge when a goalie is playing that well. It gives us an opportunity to win hockey games,” Connauton said. “It’s motivating, too.” DK Playbook: Strategies for Winning Cash Games Hockey Bobrovsky kept the Capitals at bay until Foligno lined up the decisive goal in overtime. “You’re fortunate to get a power play in OT and you want to make the most of it,” he said. “The play just kind of developed itself and I was able to get a good shot off.” Eric Fehr and Troy Brouwer had goals for the Capitals, whose three-game winning streak ended. Alex Ovechkin took nine shots on goal, but Bobrovsky snuffed every one. “There were a couple of shots Ovie took, and those are goals most nights,” coach Barry Trotz said. source: http://www.foxsports.com/nhl/story/columbus-blue-jackets-beat-washington-capitals-in-overtime-121114

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72), from Russia, lets a shot by Washington Capitals right wing Eric Fehr get past him for a goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

After making up that deficit, the Blue Jackets found themselves trailing again with just under 11 minutes remaining. Earlier this season, Columbus might have quit. Much has changed since then. Nick Foligno scored a power-play goal at 4:41 of overtime, Sergei Bobrovsky had 39 saves, and the Blue Jackets beat Washington 3-2 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory. With Jason Chimera in the penalty box for interference, Foligno put a slap shot from the right circle past goalie Braden Holtby to give Columbus its only lead. It was Foligno’s second goal of the game and team-high 13th of the season. Kevin Connauton also scored for Columbus. The Blue Jackets are still only 11-15-2, but coach Todd Richards has noticed a vast improvement in their play – and attitude – recently. ”When things weren’t going well for us, we didn’t respond the right way,” Richards said. ”So a positive sign about tonight is that despite being down 1-0 and 2-1, the guys stuck with it. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/blue-jackets-beat-capitals-3-2-overtime-030527571–nhl.html

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Defenseman Jack Johnson shot wide, but then centered the rebound off the back boards. Nick Foligno got a stick on it and the puck ended up between Hartnell’s skates. He jabbed at it twice before pivoting and scoring his sixth of the season but first in 13 games. “When we were losing, we were just waiting for something to go bad,” Hartnell said. “Now we’re expecting to win.” NOTES:Four-time All-Star Vincent Lecavalier was a healthy scratch for the fourth straight game for the Flyers. … Philadelphia forward R.J. Umberger , playing his 700th career NHL game, was recognized on the scoreboards for his six seasons with the Blue Jackets. … Dubinsky, playing his 499th career game, has 99 career goals. source: http://www.foxsports.com/nhl/story/kevin-connauton-s-1st-goal-lifts-blue-jackets-over-flyers-in-ot-120914

 

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