Cam Atkinson a inscrit deux buts pour les Blue Jackets (13-14-7), qui ont encaissé une troisième défaite d'affilée après avoir maintenu une fiche de 8-0-4 à leurs 12 derniers départs. Matt Calvert et Artem Anisimov ont complété la marque.
Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.
— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season