by Bethany on 04/24/09 at 01:00 AM ET
My cousin (the Preds fan) asked me on the way home if I had to choose getting swept in the playoffs or just not making it at all which would I choose.
Without thinking I chose getting swept in the playoffs. The Columbus Blue Jackets earned their spot and while we had an extremely short run, it was amazing.
The Jackets came to play tonight, and they were able to come back to tie the game…twice.
The crowd was amazing, almost deafening at times, they got behind the Jackets and pushed them to be better.
I can honestly say that the game tonight was the best game I have ever been to, yes, we lost, yes we were swept, but you FINALLY saw that something clicked in their heads, and they began to play playoff hockey.
The players who were supposed to score, scored. Nash finally scored, and the crowd went nuts. Huselius scored. Modin scored. Umberger scored again. Kris Russell scored.
Mason even got in on the action by adding an assist.
It was all about the fans tonight. We were loud. We let the refs know when we didn’t like a call, we let Osgood hear it, and we cheered on the Jackets as they finally played playoff hockey. If anyone was at the game, or was able to watch on tv, you now know that Columbus IS a hockey town.
The final goal for the Red Wings came off a controversial call (one I missed thanks to the drunk boys in front of me who were a little confused about how playoff OT actually worked), the fans were mad and let it show after the goal by throwing crap on the ice, something I don’t support at all…I really was just happy that there were no octopi on the ice.
I really don’t even know what else to say, we lost but, I am so proud of this team. Thank you Jackets for an unbelievable season and thank you Mr. Mac for the Blue Jackets.
More on my thoughts from the game, season, and well the Blue Jackets tomorrow. Congrats to you Wings fans.
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