No scoring in the second half of the first period, but plenty of action. With about nine minutes left in the period, Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi upended Jason Chimera with a hip check near the boards in the Kings’ zone.
Chimera stayed on the ice for a couple minutes, and sustained a cut to his head. No penalty was called on Scuderi, but the Blue Jackets took offense, as Derek Dorsett went after Scuderi near the bench and drew a game-misconduct penalty. Chimera also attempted to go after Scuderi and got a 10-minute misconduct penalty.
So the Blue Jackets had to play the final nine minutes short two players, but they had an outstanding scoring chance with 6:45 remaining in the first period, when Rick Nash got hooked by Jack Johnson on a breakaway.
A penalty shot was called. Nash started wide right and attempted a wrist shot, but Kings goalie Jonathan Quick easily deflected the puck away to his right.
The Kings outshot Columbus 8-7 in the period.