The latest chapter in the Blue Jackets’ near-miracle turnaround this season took place last night in the perfect setting. Only Disney would dare to dream this big. Fedor Tyutin redirected a Nick Foligno wrist shot at 2:19 of overtime, giving the Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks before 15,074 at Honda Center. The Blue Jackets’ victory — they never led until Tyutin’s redirect hopped through Ducks goaltender Viktor Fasth — pushed Columbus all alone into eighth place in the Western Conference after Detroit lost 3-2 in Calgary earlier in the evening. Blake Comeau and Matt Calvert also scored for the Blue Jackets, who have won three straight road games and five straight overall. Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky looked a little less sharp than he has of late, but stopped 26 of 28 shots for his 18th victory. Dave Steckel and Sami Vatanen scored for the Ducks, and Fasth had 25 saves. The Blue Jackets have now played three straight games that required more than 60 minutes to settle. They won a shootout in Minnesota on Saturday, pulled of a stunning comeback to win 4-3 in overtime on Monday in Denver, and now last night’s escape. What’s next? Well, Hollywood, of course. The Blue Jackets play the Los Angeles Kings at 10:30 tonight. The Blue Jackets have played 45 games this season, and 18 of them have gone beyond regulation. Maybe that’s why they seemed so under control last night. Foligno twirled around twice to find open space with the puck, then skated in toward Fasth and sent a ground-ball wrist shot into a scrum.
Blue Jackets beat Ducks in OT, move into 8th
Columbus Dispatch | Apr 18