Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 3-2 OT win over Carolina

Mar 29, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Matt Calvert (11) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period at PNC Arena.

One: In a game with heavy playoff consequences should Columbus fail to come away with two points, the Blue Jackets got past their heavy legs on the second night of back-to-back games for the overtime victory. They concentrated on controlling their own destiny, not relying on help from someone else. This is what good, playoff-caliber teams do. They find a way to win.

Two: They still are prone to turning the puck over at inopportune times and are guilty of looking for the "pretty pass" or "€œperfect shot"€. Sometimes, you just have to fire the puck at the net and go for the greasy goal.

Three: With the overtime goal, Ryan Johansen is now only the third Columbus player to score 30 or more goals in a season. If his trajectory stays on this climb, the many franchise records that former Blue Jacket Rick Nash has could fall. Johansen is a workhorse that has yet to reach his full potential. And, he makes it look almost effortless.