Series (Game 1 of 2)
Columbus leads 2-0
(3-1-1, 7 pts)
(2-2-1, 5 pts)
7:00 PM ET, September 22, 2009
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nikita Filatov and Antoine Vermette scored in the shootout to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 6-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.
Filatov, shooting second in the shootout, gave the Blue Jackets a 2-1 lead with a backhander. Antoine Vermette also scored for Columbus in the shootout while Blake Wheeler had the lone Boston goal.
Jakub Voracek had a goal and two assists for the Blue Jackets. Vermette, Matthew Calvert, Kris Russell and Derek MacKenzie also scored in regulation.
Marc Savard, Andrew Ference and Shawn Thornton each had a goal and an assist for the Bruins. Chuck Kobasew and Johnny Boychuk also scored for Boston, which came back from five one-goal deficits, including two in the third, to force overtime.
Russell put Columbus up 4-3 when he scored on slap shot from the top of the right faceoff circle during a power play at 1:41 of the third.
Boychuk took a cross-ice pass from Savard to tie it 4-4 at 4:16, but MacKenzie regained the lead for the Blue Jackets 52 seconds later with a rebound stuff.
Savard scored the fifth goal from the high slot on a rebound with 8:20 left.
Voracek's power play goal from a setup by Alexandre Picard gave the Jackets a 3-2 advantage at 1:35 of the second period.
Thornton took advantage of a turnover by putting a backhand shot over the stick of Garon into the upper right netting with 2:53 left in the period to tie the score for the third time.