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Do or Die

That’s the situation the Blue Jackets are in tonight as the puck drops on game four. 

The Blue Jackets have only scored two goals in this series, both courtesy of RJ Umberger.

Game three was the best I’ve seen the Jackets play in the playoffs, but again they came up short, and well, it was quite the depressing scene.  The building was set to go crazy if the Blue Jackets got into the game.

Nash is still in hiding, and I have to wonder if he remembers that he can score goals like this….

or even this one…

 

I’ll take any goals at this point, poor Steve Mason, hasn’t had a chance against the Red Wings.  He hasn’t received support from any of his teammates, and if we don’t score goals, it doesn’t matter how many he lets in.

I’m heading up to Columbus shortly to enjoy my first taste of playoff hockey.  It’s going to be another great atmosphere in Columbus and I can’t wait. 

Hejda didn’t skate this morning, and very well could be out tonight, which means Aaron Rome, would be in.

Also, Huselius has been banished to third line duty, here are the lines for tonight.

Umberger-Vermette-Nash
Chimera-Williams-Voracek
Huselius-Malhotra-Modin
Torres-Peca-Dorsett

Commodore-Methot
Tyutin-Klesla
Rome-Russell

Mason in net.

Obviously there will be no Brassard and no Filatov in tonight. 

The Blue Jackets have no choice but to play the perfect hockey game.  This series is not over yet.

“I think on an individual level you get up for it because you have pride,” defenseman Mike Commodore said. “I want to go out and play well. We’ve had a good season, and I don’t want it to end like this.

“But even more is the unique situation in this city right now. I would love nothing more than to win a game in front of the fans here, give them something to cheer about. It would be very nice to win tonight.”

I’d like a win tonight, too. I don’t want to go down like the Habs and the Blues.

For updates during the game, check out my twitter.

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