Thursday, May 26, 2022

Senators Lose Skid Behind Forsberg’s 35-Save Attempt on the Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Anton Forsberg stopped 35 shots as the Ottawa Senators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Sunday night to end a three-game losing streak.

Artem Zubb and Tim Stutzle scored for the Senators. Forsberg made 13 saves in the first period, 12 in the second and 10 in the third, and secured their first win since 14 December after leading 0–2–1.

“We’re closing in on his best plays every inning,” Forberg said. “I really didn’t think they were able to make much. I think it was a really cool job, and overall everyone worked hard.”

Sean Kurali scored for Columbus and Elvis Merzilikins made 31 saves. The Blue Jackets lost for the third time in four games overall, and their third straight at home.

Zub put Ottawa on the board with a wrist from just inside the blueline at 7:59 earlier.

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Ottawa coach DJ Smith said, “At first it looked like they were actually skating and we weren’t, but we stayed and hit the target a few times and we had to test ourselves for the big win.” Found a way.”

Kurali tied it with 34 seconds in the opening period, deflecting a shot from Jacob Vorasek from the right circle.

Ottawa pulled ahead when Stutzl overtook Zach Verensky and slipped a backhander over Merzlikins with 3:58 in second.

“It was pretty much the same game,” said Blue Jackets coach Brad Larson. “It’s not like we were chasing the game. It was a little lifeless. I was expecting more energy from my guys. We didn’t have extra gas. We needed more energy and we didn’t have that.” “

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The game was the first meeting between Columbus and Ottawa in nearly two years. The teams last met on February 24, 2020, when Columbus won 4–3 in overtime.

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clearing covid

Columbus activated defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov and center Cole Silinger from the COVID-19 protocol list, and assigned defenseman Jake Christiansen to the taxi squad. Adam Boquist was dropped from COVID-19 protocol and practiced on Sunday and is expected to return on Wednesday against Calgary.

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With first aid on goal from Stutzl, Alex Formenten recorded his seventh point in his last six games. Now he has 10 assists and 17 points.

back to back

Sunday night’s game ended with the Senators’ seventh back-to-back series this season as they improved 5-7-2.

next

Senator: Host Buffalo on Tuesday night.

Blue Jackets: Host Calgary on Wednesday nights.

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