Canucks straight-jacketed in Columbus
Some nights the bounces just don't seem to go your way and tonight was one of those nights with the Canucks losing in overtime 2-1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.
Matt Calvert scored the game winner in overtime beating Cory Schneider over his glove with just under a minute left in overtime.
Former Canuck draft pick, R.J. Umberger got things started banging home a rebound to get the Blue Jackets on the board 11:33 into the first period.
Henrik Sedin tied things up 1-1 just 1:05 into the final frame off a fortunate bounce in front. It was the captain's 5th goal of the season, all of which have come in the last five games. Dan Hamhuis and Daniel Sedin each picking up assists on the goal.
Cory Schneider was solid in net making 23 saves on 25 shots.
The Canucks fired 34 shots on net with David Booth and Alex Edler leading the charge with five shots each.
Andew Alberts dressed in the place of injured defenceman, Keith Ballard, and immediately made his prescence felt knocking Blue Jackets forward, Derek Dorsett, out of the game 18 seconds in with a punishing hit.
The good news for the Canucks, who pick up the single point in back-to-back games, is they get another crack at Columbus next Tuesday to wrap up their three game road-trip.
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