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Another loss to the Preds

The Blue Jackets lost two HUGE points to the Nashville Predators.  Give credit where credit is due, Pekka Rinne was outstanding tonight.  He made 31 saves, and looked great, it was really my first time watching him play, and I was quite impressed.

The Jackets are now in seventh place in the Western Conference, Saturday we face the Detroit Red Wings in the Joe.  We will have Vermette and Klesla back in the lineup.

Freddy Modin only played 53 seconds tonight.  Let’s hope it’s nothing too serious, however this is Modin and he has not had the best luck with us.

Steve Mason as much as I have tried to not say anything bad about the kid, because of my love for him, has to be better.  This is a critical time for us, we have to win these games and we HAVE to start scoring, hopefully Vermette gives us that push.  Nashville has always been that evil big brother to us, and well, proved it again tonight.

Is Dubie ever going to play for the Blue Jackets again?  Mason has to have a game off before/if we make the playoffs, but when is a good time to put Dubie in?

It didn’t help that Russell gave the Preds a goal.  It also didn’t help that the Blue Jackets had a two-minute five-on-three and weren’t able to capitalize on it.

Jerred Smithson was 88% on faceoffs during the first fourty minutes and finished with 78% on the night.  Not too shabby my friend.

There is absolutely nothing I hate more than a loss to the Preds and this one is a tough pill to swallow.

Williams is such a great player, it always seems like he’s a bright spot, even when we lose.

A few other notes:

Jonathan Sigalet, a defenseman for the Syracuse Crunch, is going to be signing pictures at the Crunch game tomorrow night and selling them for $5 to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Resources of Central New York.  While most of us can’t be there, you can donate by mailing them a check or money order.  It’s a great cause.

According to Rimmer, Vermette is stuck in Chicago, and should join the team tomorrow.

My cousin didn’t call to rub it in my face that the Preds won, I’m sure I will get it tomorrow.

Also, I feel awful for Scottie Upshall, simply by watching this video.  (Thanks to Kristin)

Seventeen games left…can the Jackets do it?

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