While his Columbus Blue Jackets seeks some franchise history, defenseman Jack Johnson is getting at least a measure of revenge.
Sure, the Team USA brass that Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma was a part of didn’t question Johnson’s ability to spell intensity, yet they still left him off the 2014 Olympic team.
Johnson already has two history-making goals in this series, whether you chalk it up to revenge, him proving a point to his doubters or mere coincidence. On Wednesday, he gave the Blue Jackets their first playoff lead in franchise history, which was eventually relinquished. He scored an even bigger tally on Saturday, as his 3-3 goal sent the Blue Jackets into overtime for the first time in their playoff history:
Now, the question is: can Johnson or another Blue Jackets player score the franchise’s first-ever playoff game-winner?
Update: Yes, Matt Calvert could do it.