Video: Nikitin’s first career overtime goal lifts Blue Jackets over Flames

Fortunately for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Nikita Nikitin was in the right place at the right time.

The Blue Jackets defenseman scored the overtime winner to earn Columbus a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. According to the NHL Twitter account, it is his first career overtime goal.

The late man to join the Columbus rush, Nikitin had a loose puck land right on his stick, after hitting off Flames’ forward Mikael Backlund on the initial David Savard shot.

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