Some nights the bounces just don't seem to go your way and tonight was one of those nights with the Canucks losing in overtime 2-1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.
Matt Calvert scored the game winner in overtime beating Cory Schneider's glove with just under a minute left in overtime.
R.J. Umberger got things started banging home a rebound to get the Blue Jackets on the board 11:33 into the first period.
Henrik Sedin tied things up 1-1 just 1:05 into the final frame off a fortunate bounce in front. It was the captain's 5th goal of the season, all of which have come in the last five games. Dan Hamhuis and Daniel Sedin each picked up assists on the goal.
Cory Schneider was solid in net making 23 saves on 25 shots.
The Canucks fired 34 shots on net with David Booth and Alex Edler leading the charge with five each.
Andew Alberts dressed in the place of injured defenceman, Keith Ballard, and immediately made his prescence felt knocking Blue Jackets forward, Derek Dorsett, out of the game 18 seconds in with a punishing hit.
The good news for the Canucks, who pick up the single point in back-to-back games, is they get another crack at Columbus next Tuesday to wrap up their three game road-trip.
AND ANOTHER THING...
Early game starts means I get to play some street hockey between periods CAR!!!
Tweet of the Night - "Played The Hockey Song before the#Canucks #BlueJackets game and will play it during intermissions in remembrance of Stompin' Tom." - @Shelby_JS. I am sure you weren't the only one cranking up that Canadian classic!
No Killer B's - Keith Ballard and Kevin Bieksa were both out of the Canucks line-up in Columbus. Bieksa is still nursing a pesky groin that's kept him out of all but one game since Feb. 22, while Keith Ballard suffered a charley horse against San Jose.
Ohio Homecoming - It was a homecoming of sorts for Tom Sestito, returning to the club that drafted him in the 3rd round of the 2006 NHL Draft. The 6'5" tough guy played 13 games with Columbus scoring two goals and two assists along with 64 PIM's over three seasons.
Long Time No See - The Columbus Blue Jackets were the final Western Conference team the Canucks matched up with this season. In fact, the two hadn't met since March 17th, 2012, 356 days ago, in a game the Canucks won 4-3.