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BOS
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Blue Jackets edge Devils for seventh straight win

Craig Merz  - NHL.com Correspondent | Tuesday, 03.31.2015 / 11:12 PM

COLUMBUS -- Even after a win, the Columbus Blue Jackets lost.

The Blue Jackets were eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoff contention despite a 3-2 overtime win against the New Jersey Devils at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday after the Boston Bruins defeated the Florida Panthers.

Defenseman Jack Johnson scored the game-winner 56 seconds into overtime to give the Blue Jackets (37-35-4) their seventh straight win.

"What’s done is done," Johnson said. "We realize the reality of the situation, but you never strap on the gear trying to lose. We’ve been winning. We want to keep on winning and win every game we play. We want to go 6-0."

Mike Cammalleri scored twice for the Devils, including shorthanded with 2:29 left in the third period.

New Jersey (31-33-13), which was eliminated Sunday, has lost six straight games.

"It’s frustrating not to have the team rewarded with two points in these games," Devils goaltender Cory Schneider said. "We’ve been right in it or had a chance or gone to overtime but we just haven’t gotten it done."

Johnson saw to that with his seventh goal, a backhand that went through a screen. Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen got the secondary assist by going deep then passing the puck out to David Savard.

"When [Johansen] started going behind the net, I was looking to take someone with me and kind of get lost and hopefully free him up for something," Johnson said. "Getting around the net, the next thing I knew was all by myself and David found me fast."

Johnson said the Blue Jackets were fueled by the disappointment of allowing a late goal.

"We didn’t get down at all," he said. "If anything we got mad giving up the shorthanded goal that late in the game. Our team reacted the right way."

Columbus coach Todd Richards said, "You should be angry giving up a goal at that stage."

Cammalleri squeezed the puck between the left post and Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky after Bobrovsky denied a Dainius Zubrus breakaway. Cammalleri has 27 goals.

"I followed the play up and tried to stay with the puck," Cammalleri said.

He knocked the puck out of the air and it settled in front of him.

"I gave it a whack with the backhand out of desperation," Cammalleri said.

Nick Foligno scored on a power play, and Brandon Dubinsky scored on a penalty shot to give the Blue Jackets a 2-1 lead in the second period after Cammalleri’s power-play goal in the first.

Foligno, whose father Mike Foligno is a Devils assistant coach, scored his 27th goal at 1:49 when a New Jersey penalty was about to expire. He was parked in front and was able to get his stick on a shot by Alexander Wennberg to tie the score 1-1.

Dubinsky gave the Blue Jackets a 2-1 lead at 4:44. He drew the penalty shot when a long rebound left by Bobrovsky came to him to start a breakaway. New Jersey forward Stefan Matteau slashed Dubinsky twice on the left arm to try to prevent a scoring attempt.

"I really didn’t get a shot on the first opportunity because I was slashed," Dubinsky said. "I was glad the ref called it."

Moving slowly toward the goal, Dubinsky beat Schneider glove-side with a wrist shot for his 10th goal.

"He came in at a good angle," Schneider said. "I just misread what he was going to do a little bit. I thought he might go blocker high glove. He put it in a tough spot there over the pad and under the glove. I was anticipating him putting it up high and he put it halfway."

That’s what Dubinsky planned all along.

"I beat [Schneider] blocker side the last time we played him and I had one there in the first period," he said. "He might be thinking I would go there again."

It was Dubinsky’s first penalty shot attempt in his 539th NHL game. Schneider has stopped eight of 10 attempts, including two of three this season.

"I’m disappointed in myself in not making the save," Schneider said. "I’ve had a pretty good career penalty-shot-wise."

Scoring Summary
1st Period
19:04NJD PPG - Mike Cammalleri (26) ASST: Eric Gelinas (12), Adam Henrique (25) 1 - 0 NJD
2nd Period
01:49CBJ PPG - Nick Foligno (27) ASST: Alexander Wennberg (14), Ryan Johansen (42) 1 - 1 Tie
04:44CBJ PS - Brandon Dubinsky (10) ASST: NONE 2 - 1 CBJ
3rd Period
17:31NJD SHG - Mike Cammalleri (27) ASST: Dainius Zubrus (6), Adam Larsson (20) 2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
00:56CBJ Jack Johnson (7) ASST: David Savard (20), Ryan Johansen (43) 3 - 2 CBJ
Three Stars of the Game
Jack Johnson
1st
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 4
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 21:25
Sergei Bobrovsky
2nd
SA: 26TOI: 60:17
GA: 2EV: 17-17
PIM: 0PP: 3-4
SV%: .923SH: 4-5
Mike Cammalleri
3rd
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 18:07
Penalty Summary
1st Period
08:09CBJ Cody Goloubef  Hooking against  Adam Henrique
17:49CBJ Jeremy Morin  Roughing against  Steve Bernier
19:51NJD Patrik Elias  Tripping against  Dalton Prout
2nd Period
15:47NJD Travis Zajac  Roughing against  Marko Dano
3rd Period
05:28NJD Scott Gomez  Hi-sticking against  Marko Dano
16:42NJD Patrik Elias  Tripping against  Kevin Connauton
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodNJDCBJ
1st1011
2nd813
3rd86
OT01
Total2631
Team Stats
CategoryNJDCBJ
Power Plays1/21/4
Hits2439
Faceoff Wins1729
Giveaways12
Takeaways77
Blocked Shots114
Penalty Minutes84
  • NEW JERSEY
  • COLUMBUS
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6A. GreeneD00-10024:53
7J. MerrillD0011016:08
8D. ZubrusL0113016:42
11S. GiontaC0003015:58
14A. HenriqueC0101016:18
15T. RuutuL000008:06
16J. JosefsonC0001013:48
18S. BernierR0000014:02
19T. ZajacC0003217:48
20J. TootooR0002010:50
21S. GomezC00-10215:57
22E. GelinasD0102012:38
23M. CammalleriL2003018:07
25S. MatteauL0000013:00
26P. EliasC0003417:06
28D. SeversonD00-11021:41
32M. FraserD0012017:07
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
35C. Schneider2831.90360:37
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4K. ConnautonD0001020:16
7J. JohnsonD1003021:25
9J. MorinR000129:36
11M. CalvertL0002011:57
13C. AtkinsonR0003016:25
17B. DubinskyC1022017:43
19R. JohansenC0202018:58
29C. GoloubefD0003215:53
38B. JennerC0001014:03
41A. WennbergC0101015:59
42A. AnisimovC0001017:12
43S. HartnellL00-12017:21
47D. ProutD0002017:57
51F. TyutinD0001019:41
55M. LetestuC0002012:49
56M. DanoR0002014:16
58D. SavardD0101023:52
71N. FolignoL10-11015:45
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
72S. Bobrovsky2426.92360:17