With a little help from Hossa. This was the best part of the game…at least for a Blue Jackets fan.
For the second game in a row the Jackets proved that they can’t finish a game. Tonight, the issue was, among other things the goaltending. Leclaire let in some bad goals, he was not at his best, he didn’t make the saves he should have. With that being said, the Jackets have got to work on their aim. I don’t know how many chances Torres, Huselius, and Nash had tonight but they couldn’t put the puck in the back of the net.
This is going to be a quick post, mainly because I have cooking and what not to do.
Thankfully, I missed most of the last period so I didn’t get to see my team lose in the final minutes of the game.
If you remember, Michael Arace wrote a “Hitchionary” earlier in the season. Bill Davidge wrote another one with quotes that Hitch has said since the puck has dropped. It’s a pretty good read, so you should probably check it out.
Here are some of my favorites:
It’s time for revenge from a game that was played two weeks ago. An embarassing home effort with an even more embarassing loss, we didn’t play in front of rookie goaltender, Steve Mason. Tonight, we need this win. The last two games at home have been absolutely brutal and tonight it’s time to change that.
Mason is in net tonight, I expect him to have a great game, coming off of his first NHL shutout. Pascal Leclaire will be backing him up. Hopefully someday soon we will have a decision on the three headed goalie monster that we have going right now.
Here are the lines for tonight:
Things are quiet on the Blue Jacket front, and I don’t really like it. The Blue Jackets are currently 9-8-3 on the season and are 9th in the Western Conference. Just barely outside of the playoff picture.
Here’s what’s going on with us so far.
WOO! I love when we get shutout wins. My question is who chose the stars of the game? I know Mason only saw 15 shots, but it was his first career shutout, and he played great tonight. He should have at least received one of the stars. Here’s how they went:
1. Rick Nash
2. Ondrej Pavelec
3. Jason Chimera
So, here it is. It is finally game day, can you believe it?! As I sit here, I’m watching Behind the Mask with Patrick Roy, to gear me up for his number retirement. Congrats Roy!
Anyway, onto the game.
Rusty Klesla has been placed on IR. He apparently is going to be out for at least two weeks. With Rusty on IR it opened up a spot for Derek Dorsett to be called up. I think this is a great move. I didn’t want Dorsett to be sent down in the first place, and now that he is up, I don’t expect him to go down. Dorsett adds toughness, something you’d think we would have with Ole-Kristian Tollefsen and Jared Boll.
Are we to the point now that we make some moves?
I think after tonight’s performance, it’s pretty clear that we need help (who didn’t know that before?).
The defense was invisible, at best. Leclaire didn’t get the help he needed.