from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,
Don't think I've ever seen this before, but these Blue Jackets are nothing if not original in the depths they can mine with their chronic losing.
The Blue Jackets dressing room remained closed for at least 12-15 minutes after the game because the players had called a meeting after their latest loss, a 5-1 shellacking by the Dallas Stars on Tuesday in American Airlines Center.
"The time is now," Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said. "There’s enough talking, enough of everything. It’s about results. This is a results driven business and we have to find a way. Every individual in here has to dig a little deeper and make sure we’re doing everything necessary to pull ourselves out of this."...
Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen played a lethargic first two periods. Many of his passes were way off-line, and there were several neutral-zone turnovers and failed clearing attempts. I've seen suburbanites skate harder on the Columbus Zoo's holiday pond.
No surprise, then, that Johansen was benched for the third period, playing a season-low 11:03.
"Coach's decision," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. He declined to elaborate.
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