Sports Werenski has OT winner for Blue Jackets

07:10  15 november  2017
07:10  15 november  2017 Source:   MSN

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Zach Werenski scored in overtime as the Columbus Blue Jackets held on for a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. Josh Anderson scored in the game's opening minutes for the Blue Jackets (11-7-1) while Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves.

Oliver Bjorkstrand and Zach Werenski scored for Columbus, and to give the Blue Jackets a two-goal lead about 12 minutes into the second period.

a group of people riding skis on a snowy surface© Provided by thecanadianpress.com MONTREAL - Zach Werenski scored in overtime as the Columbus Blue Jackets held on for a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.

Josh Anderson scored in the game's opening minutes for the Blue Jackets (11-7-1) while Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves.

Paul Byron had the only goal for the Canadiens (8-9-2). Charlie Lindgren, making his fifth consecutive start for Montreal, stopped 23 of 25 shots.

Werenski scored 1:31 into overtime with a wrist shot in the roof of the net, glove side on Lindgren.

Anderson put the visitors in front 2:29 into the game with his team-leading seventh goal of the season.

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Watch as Cam Atkinson finds Zach Werenski to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Montreal Canadiens in OT .

• The Jackets have now killed off 32-of-35 of opponents’ opportunities on the season (91.4%) and have killed off 16-straight opportunities. • D Zach Werenski ’s overtime goal was the second OT winner by a Blue Jackets defenseman, joining Seth Jones’ winner on Nov.

Montreal's Brandon Davidson tipped Markus Nutivaara's point shot right to Anderson, who let the puck drop to the ice before batting it past Lindgren. Davidson was also at fault seconds earlier when Nutivaara intercepted his failed clearance at the blue line.

The goal came on Columbus's second shot of the game.

Byron, playing his 300th NHL game, came close to equalizing midway through the second period. With the Canadiens playing shorthanded, Byron stole the puck from Seth Jones at the blue line and moved in all alone on Bobrovsky, but the Blue Jackets goalie got his pad on the shot.

The Habs upped the pressure in the third period but Bobrovsky was again up to the challenge.

Bobrovsky, without his stick, robbed Jacob De La Rose with a blocker save on a 2-on-1 five minutes into the period. Three minutes later, he made three consecutive saves on Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty.

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MONTREAL — Zach Werenski scored in overtime as the Columbus Blue Jackets held on for a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. PMN Hockey. Crosby, Sheary lead Penguins past Sabres 5-4 in OT .

Montreal finally broke through when Byron poked a loose rebound over Bobrovsky's shoulder into the top corner of the net at 12:14 of the third.

With forward Torrey Mitchell out with the flu, the Canadiens were forced to dress seven defencemen. Rookie Victor Mete played on the fourth line with Jacob De La Rose and Byron Froese.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Canadiens claimed goalie Antti Niemi off waivers from the Florida Panthers. Carey Price (lower body) and Al Montoya (concussion) are still sidelined with injuries.

Notes: Montreal conceded the game's first goal for the 13th time this season. … UFC middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre dropped the ceremonial first puck in a pre-game ceremony. … Quebec-born Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois played his first NHL game at the Bell Centre.

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Some free advice for the Toronto Blue Jays, should they happen to want it: Don’t wait for an entire tribute package to be prepared, just retire Roy Halladay’s No. 32, immediately. No matter how they end up celebrating his memory, and internal discussions on how to fittingly honour the franchise icon killed Tuesday in a plane crash are already underway, the removal of 32 from circulation has to be a part of it.The Blue Jays were probably going to wait until his induction to the Hall of Fame – he won’t be eligible until the 2019 ballot – to retire his number. That’s what they did with Roberto Alomar’s No. 12.

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