10/18/14: Ottawa Senators 3 Columbus Blue Jackets 2

1st Senators Goal (Legwand), Even

  • Ottawa Contributions
    E. Gryba – gets the puck behind his own net and passes it up to Neil above the goal line
    C. Neil – moves the puck up to Hoffman exiting the defensive zone along the right-side boards
    M. Hoffman – carries the puck through the neutral zone, into the Blue Jackets zone, and chips it off of the boards to the top of the right faceoff circle, where he gets to the puck first and knocks a centering pass to the slot for Legwand
    D. Legwand – gets the puck in front of the net by himself, moves it to his backhand, and slides it through McElhinney’s legs
  • Columbus Faults
    F. Tyutin – gets beat by Hoffman chipping the puck off of the boards at the Blue Jackets blue line
    D. Prout – shifts over to Hoffman and leaves Legwand uncovered to help Tyutin, but then misses the puck when Hoffman knocks it to the middle for Legwand

2nd Senators Goal (Karlsson), Even

  • Ottawa Contributions
    C. MacArthur – picks up a loose puck along the boards in the Senators zone and passes it across the ice to Karlsson exiting the zone along the right-side boards
    E. Karlsson – carries the puck through the neutral zone, fakes a slapshot at the top of the right faceoff circle, then centers the puck for Stone from the right faceoff dot, but it hits Foligno’s stick and goes into the net as Foligno barrels into McElhinney
    M. Stone – skates away from Foligno with an empty lane to the net, causing Foligno to dive, deflect the puck, and knock it and McElhinney in
  • Columbus Faults
    N. Foligno – pinches into the Senators zone despite being in defensive coverage for Prout, allowing Stone to get away from him with an open lane to the net for Karlsson to pass to, then deflects Karlsson’s pass into McElhinney and barrels through McElhinney to knock the puck into the net

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1st Blue Jackets Goal (Foligno), Even

  • Columbus Contributions
    T. Erixon – gets the puck below the goal line in the Blue Jackets zone and passes it up to Hartnell just inside the blue line
    S. Hartnell – flips the puck up into the air through the neutral zone into the Senators zone
    N. Foligno – skates around Wiercioch to get the puck in the Senators zone, takes it to the bottom of the left faceoff circle, then puts a shot on net that creates a rebound, which hits off of Lazar and bounces back into the net
  • Ottawa Faults
    P. Wiercioch – loses positioning on Foligno as the puck lands in the Senators zone
    C. Lazar – tries to play the rebound away from the front of the net, but fans on it and has the puck hit his right skate and bounce in

2nd Blue Jackets Goal (Savard), Even

  • Columbus Contributions
    R. Johansen – intercepts Gryba’s pass in the neutral zone and pokes the puck back into the Senators zone
    N. Foligno – picks up the puck high in the Senators zone, skates it down to the right faceoff dot, pulls up, and passes the puck back to Savard entering the zone at the right point
    D. Savard – one-times Foligno’s pass past Lehner’s blocker
    S. Hartnell – skates in front of Lehner for a screen as Savard’s shot is coming in so he doesn’t see it on the way in
  • Ottawa Faults
    E. Gryba – tries to make a pass through the neutral zone and turns it over to Johansen

3rd Senators Goal (Hoffman), Even

  • Ottawa Contributions
    C. Neil – skates the puck behind his own net to the boards and throws it out of the zone up the right-side boards into the neutral zone
    M. Hoffman – picks up Neil’s clear above the right faceoff circle in the Blue Jackets zone after Johnson deflects it there, then skates to the inside of Savard, pulls the puck to his backhand as he skates to the bottom inside corner of the faceoff circle, and lifts a shot over Bobrovsky’s glove
  • Columbus Faults
    J. Johnson – can’t handle Neil’s clear along the boards and deflects the puck into the Blue Jackets zone where Hoffman picks it up as he loses positioning on Hoffman
    D. Savard – reaches out for a poke check on Hoffman but misses and loses his balance, giving Hoffman the inside lane to the net

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