Goals: LAK - Anze Kopitar (Dustin Brown, Jake Muzzin), 6:51, Trevor Lewis (Michael Cammalleri, Oscar Fantenberg), 7:33; CBJ - Nick Foligno (Artemi Panarin, Zach Werenski), 5:43, Oliver Bjorkstrand (David Savard, Foligno), 8:00, Matt Calvert (Josh Anderson, Jack Johnson), 14:02
Shots: Blue Jackets 10, Kings 9
Shot-Attempts percentage (Corsi 5v5): Blue Jackets 53.3% (16-14), Kings 46.7% (14-16)
2:00 - Two minutes into it, Sergei Bobrovsky was tested early by one of those Doughty slapper's from the left point. 'Bob' passed the test. At the other end, Jonathan Quick stopped a chip shot by Anderson. Things were just heating up.
5:43 - It was a beauty of a pass by Panarin to Foligno. It was a pinpoint shot to the far side, to beat Quick. It was a power-play goal, something folks around here hadn't seen since opening night. Yes, after 18 straight unsuccessful power plays, the Jackets broke through with the man-advantage. Prior to the game, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said this: "I think we need Panarin to touch the puck more, not just to shoot the puck, but also make plays off of that wall. I think that's one adjustment that I think's going to happen."
6:51 - The Kings didn't let the Jackets celebrate very long. He tied it 1-1 on his fifth goal of the season, a one-time knuckle puck that beat Bobrovsky over the right shoulder. Nice pass by Dustin Brown.
7:33 - Uh oh. Trevor Lewis made it 2-1 with what can only be described as a backhand shovel thingy from the left wing, which sent the puck past Bobrovsky to the far side and curled into the upper right corner of the net.
8:00 - The Jackets pull the same trick on the Kings, scoring less than a minute after L.A. took the lead. Bjorkstrand got it done, scoring his first goal of the season off a rebound by crashing to the net - mimicking Boone Jenner. Did we mention Boone? We should. It's his first game of the season.
14:02 - Hey, it's a trend. First goal of the season. This time, it was Calvert, who deftly whacked the puck into the net while in the middle of a pileup of humanity in front of the Kings' net. The Jackets had a 3-2 lead, and it was time for some Bob.
16:31 - Save of the game candidate. Adrian Kempe, who had a hat trick in the Kings' last game, got free for a chance all alone. He went forehand-backhand. He did not score, but only because of Bobrovsky's diving glove save at the right post.
Goals: LAK - Muzzin (Alex Iafallo, Kopitar), 0:40, Doughty (Brown, Derek Forbort), 3;59; CBJ - Sonny Milano (unassisted), 15:15
Shots: Blue Jackets 12, Kings 11
Shot-Attempts percentage (Corsi 5v5): Blue Jackets 57.5% (23-17), Kings 42.5% (17-23)
0:40 - It only took three quick shifts, spaced out by two stoppages, for the Jackets' lead to disappear. Well, actually, it was only one shift for Muzzin, who was only 14 seconds into it when he made the red light behind Bobrovsky flash - knotting the game 3-3. It wasn't the first time this period that happened.
3:59 - The Kings strike again. This time, Brown set up his second goal of the game with a shot rather than a pass. His shot from the left wing was tipped by Doughty in the slot, the puck took an alternate trajectory and Bobrovsky couldn't adjust in time. Just like that the Kings were back on top, 4-3.
13:55 - The visitors nearly pushed their lead to two goals late in the period, when the Kings worked themselves into a 2-on-1 rush at Bobrovsky. Iafallo decided to shoot, rather than pass, and Bobrovsky swallowed it to nix the threat. It turned out to be a huge save, because …
15:15 - … Milano scored his team-high fifth goal of the season just 1:20 later to tie it 4-4 for the Jackets. Milano, who was moved to the fourth line for this game, got it done unassisted. After knocking the puck down with his left hand to keep it in the offensive zone, he kicked it ahead, bounced off a check by Fantenberg and carried to the low slot before avoiding Christin Folin's stick and lifting a backhand over Quick's glove-side shoulder.
16:28 - Following Jack Johnson's hooking penalty, Brown was looking for his third point of the game when he fired a hard shot at Bobrovsky during the ensuing Kings power play. Bobrovsky made the save, but left a juicy rebound in front of the net. Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray got to it first and wisely cleared it to the boards.