Scotty Upshall, recently acquired from Phoenix, started the scoring at the 7:06 mark of the 1st. His hart snap shot ringed off the post or crossbar over Scott Clemmensen and in. It was his 21st of the season.
Nearly 19 minutes in, Antoine Vermette scored his 18th goal in much the same way Booth scored his. The save was made by Clemmensen and Vermette was on the doorstep to put it home to put the Blue Jackets up a goal.
The Panthers came back, though. Evgeny Dadanov scored his 8th 7:31 in. He got the feed from Jason Garrison and went in...when he saw he had no shot on Mason, he hustled around for a complete wrap around goal. It was a beauty that sent us into overtime and a shootout.
The shootout stats: Panthers 0-3, Blue Jackets 1-3. Final score: 3-2 Blue Jackets.
- Steve Mason (W)
- Maksim Mayorov (Shotout Goal)
- Scott Clemmensen (L)