Calvert’s Overtime Winner Puts Blue Jackets Up 2-0 in Series

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The Columbus Blue Jackets trailed by two goals once again at one point during the game against the Washington Capitals, but they never panicked. Matt Calvert scored the game-winning overtime goal off a shot by Zach Werenski with 7:38 remaining in the first overtime, to lift the Blue Jackets to a 5-4 win in Game 2 against the Capitals.

The play was reviewed for potential offsides, but the ruling of the goal stood. Columbus leads this series 2-0.

Jay Beagle scored a goal 2:12 into the game for the Capitals. He returned to the lineup for them after missing Game 1 with an undisclosed upper-body injury. Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal later in the first for Washington.

Cam Atkinson scored a goal for the Blue Jackets with 1:35 remaining in the first period. Alex Ovechkin scored another power-play goal for the Capitals in the second period. Columbus then scored three straight goals by Josh Anderson, Cam Atkinson (power play), and Zach Werenski (power play). NHL official Steve Barton was helped off the ice with 48 seconds remaining in the second-period because he injured his knee while backing up and accidentally clipped the skate of Josh Anderson.

T.J. Oshie tied the game at three with 3:35 remaining in regulation on the power play after Zach Werenski committed a delay of game penalty. John Carlson hit the post with under 20 seconds remaining on the power play.

Philipp Grubauer was pulled after the second period. He made 18 saves for Washington. Braden Holtby made seven saves in relief for the Capitals. Head coach Barry Trotz will have an interesting decision to make in who to start for Game 3.

Sergei Bobrovsky stood on his head for the Blue Jackets and he made 54 saves (career high). Game 3 will be on Tuesday Night in Columbus.

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