This hasn’t been the best season for the Columbus Blue Jackets. They have already fired their head coach once this season and have seen little to no success with John Tortorella now helming the bench. So when the Blue Jackets faced the top team in the Eastern conference, I wouldn’t blame you for cringing at the thought of the game.
Luckily for the Blue Jackets, they actually played themselves a pretty good game and took things to overtime. That was when the oddities started to take place. First was backup Curtis McElhinney already filling in for an injured Sergei Bobrovsky slipping on a rough patch of ice and injuring himself.
Via Talk Hockey:
In arena it looked as if he had been shot. McElhinney ended up leaving the game in favor of emergency call-up Anton Forsberg. What happened next was just plain eerie.
Even though it was an odd moment in Nationwide Arena, Forsberg was able to hold off the Washington Capitals in 3-on-3 overtime and in the shootout on his way to a record setting performance.
— Glenn Odebralski (@GlennOdebralski) January 3, 2016
With both Bobrovsky and McElhinney out, the Jackets will move forward with Joonas Korpisalo and Anton Forsberg as their goalies.
Pray for them.