Columbus 5, Philadelphia 2

Thursday, January 23, 2014 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 25-21-1-5 13-9-0-1 12-12-1-4 L3
Columbus 26-20-3-1 14-9-1-1 12-11-2-0 W8

Recap


Blue Jackets 5, Flyers 2: Matt Calvert and Brandon Dubinsky each recorded a goal and an assist as host Columbus extended its franchise-best winning streak to eight games.

Defenseman Jack Johnson, Nathan Horton and Derek MacKenzie also scored for the Blue Jackets, who played the franchise's 1,000th regular-season game. Former Flyer Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves for his ninth consecutive victory and seventh straight since returning from a groin injury.

Brayden Schenn and Vincent Lecavalier tallied for Philadelphia, which lost for the second time in as many nights. Ray Emery stopped 34 shots.

Johnson opened the scoring 8:20 into the game with a shot through traffic from the side boards, but goals by Schenn and Lecavalier in the opening 7:21 of the second period gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead. MacKenzie chopped Artem Anisimov’s centering pass over Emery 11:24 into the session and Calvert put Columbus up by tipping in defenseman James Wisniewski’s shot during a power play with 3:47 remaining.

Dubinsky fired a wrist shot from the high slot that fooled Emery 3:29 into the third period to extend the advantage. Horton capped the scoring 3:25 later, making a nifty move around Philadelphia defenseman Andrej Meszaros and wristing the puck past Emery.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Columbus finished 1-for-7 on the power play, converting with the man advantage for a fifth straight contest. … Philadelphia is 2-4-2 in its last eight games. … The Blue Jackets hold a 2-1-0 lead over the Flyers in their season series, which will conclude April 3 at Philadelphia.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Columbus
Vincent Lecavalier 1 Points Matt Calvert 2
Vincent Lecavalier 1 Goals Matt Calvert 1
Andrej Meszaros 1 Assists Matt Calvert 1
Vincent Lecavalier 1 Power Play Goals Matt Calvert 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ray Emery .872 Save Percentage Sergei Bobrovsky .929
Ray Emery 34 Saves Sergei Bobrovsky 26

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 28 2 1-6 6-7 14 24
Columbus 39 5 1-7 5-6 12 34

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play its next game at home against Buffalo. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .480 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play its next game at home against Boston. The Flyers have a W/L % of .480 after a win and .481 after a loss.