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Columbus 2 – Minnesota 4
The Blue Jackets took to the ice as if they were the team we expected after the off season trades. Columbus put up 18 shots and 2 goals in the first period, something that had me on the edge of my seat. An early Blue Jacket lead can be trepidatious, I’d rather be down a goal going into the second period… What you would expect to happen did; the Blue Jackets folded after the first period when two quick goals were potted on Mason in the second, twenty seconds from each other.
Columbus previously thrashed the Jets last Saturday with a score of 2-1 and I’ve been on a joyous bender since then. The composure of the Jets was reminiscent of the game against Anaheim. Like the Ducks they were making lazy passes which made Columbus look like an elite team with how easily they were thwarted by the Jackets.
It’s almost a week into the season and the Jackets turned me into a hermit. It’s been six days since the home opener at Nationwide Arena and six days since the Blue Jackets looked like the team from the preseason and what we’ve all been hoping for. The great power play we were to have this year hasn’t potted a goal yet; accredited to the overkill of an eight game suspension we are without the most important power play component, James Wisniewski. What has the goaltending aspired to be? Exactly what you expect, Mason is getting massacred with a lack of an aggressive defense. I don’t even want to know the passing percentage. So let’s break this down now and get this over with.