A bunch of second-stringers, some pretty good, some just OK, some barely hanging on in the sport, got their chance to save the most first-string franchise in baseball — and they did it. Here’s how they defied the odds.
In the Columbus Blue Jackets’ third game of the 2020-21 season, a 3-2 win over the Red Wings in Detroit, forward Oliver Bjorkstrand tallied what is known as a “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” (GHHT). Rather than three goals, these hat tricks consist of a goal, an assist, and a fight. Bjorkstrand tied the score in […]