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Game #22 Recap: Jackets blow another late-game lead, lose to Canes

After winning two in a row, the Blue Jackets were in North Carolina to take on the Hurricanes. It was a fun game until the last 10 minutes. Elvis Merzlikins was outstanding, but it was another late-game blown lead. This time, the game didn’t even make it to overtime. Here’s how it went down.

1st Period

There wasn’t much flow to the game early on. Merzlikins was forced to make a couple of good saves, and the Jackets only managed one shot on goal before the first TV timeout.

Later in the period, the Jackets couldn’t capitalize on a prime chance.