The Jackets got the victory in Edmonton, thanks to Raffi Torres and Steve Mason.
The team got back to the basics and did what it had to do to get the victory. Steve Mason recorded his eighth shutout of this season and for the first time since coming back from mono, he looked like he was rested and ready for the game. I do wonder when Dubie is going to get a start.
The Nashville Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets last night. The final score of 3-1 Preds doesn’t do a lot of justice to what actually happened in the game. The Jackets dressed one of their top six forwards, RJ Umberger, and we didn’t dress any of our top four defensemen. Two of the three Predators goals were scored on the power play. It was a tough night for the Jackets as Tootoo seemed to get under the skin of everyone. He did his job extremely well last night. He never dropped the gloves, on order from Barry Trotz, who said:
``It was a physical game and obviously they’ve been targeting Jordin the last two nights,’’ Trotz said. ``I basically put the no-fighting (restriction) on Jordin. There’s no sense fighting some guy that will not be in the league.’’
He was talking about Jon “Nasty” Mirasty. I’m sure there are a couple of regulars who wouldn’t have mind to throw down with him, Boll if his arm wasn’t still on the mend and Tollefson who already had one fight under his belt. However, October 17th will be here soon enough, and Tootoo will be against a lineup of Jackets who won’t mind dropping the gloves.