The National Hockey League (NHL) Blue Jackets of Columbus won the regular championship game on Thursday, with newcomers Jack Roslovich and Patrick Lain taking the goal while the reserve The first time this season was Matīss Kivlenieks. At home, the Blue Jackets defeated the Dallas Stars 4: 3 (2: 0, 1: 2, 1: 1), which won two games two days ago.
It has already been reported that Elvis Merzlikins was injured in the upper body during training on Thursday, as a result of which Kivlenieks took his place on the reserve bench. The Latvian goalkeeper failed to catch up during the game, as Jonass Korpisalo played the whole match and repelled 25 of the 28 shots, catching 89.3% of the show.
In the third minute of the game, the home team was put in the lead by Olivers Bjorkstrands, but in the 17th minute, the first goal was scored by Roslovičs. In the opening of the second third, Rūps Hincs scored one goal in the majority, but in the eighth minute Laine also scored the first “goal” for the Columbus club. Jason Dickinson reached 2: 3 at the end of the second period, but in the last 20 minutes, one of the Blue Jackets leaders, Chem Etkinson, and Stars striker Jamie Ben stood out.
The next game “Blue Jackets” will spend Sunday with a meeting with Carolina’s Hurricanes. The game was also scheduled for Thursday by Theodore Bluger’s Pittsburgh “Penguins”, but the duel with New Jersey “Devils” was postponed due to Covid-19.
The Columbus team is in second place in the Central Division this season with 13 points in 12 games. Normally, in the NHL regular season, the teams each play 82 matches, but this season, until May 8, the teams will each play 56 duels.