Columbus Blue Jackets Week in Review

November 8th, 2009 by Chris Owens Leave a reply »
After blowing a late two goal lead to the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins the Blue Jackets started this week with a visit to Washington to play Alex the Great and the Capitals. Not normally a place you go to get back on track as a hockey team. With two game tying goals in the third period by Raffi Torres and a beautiful cross crease pass in overtime by Rick Nash to R.J. Umberger the Blue Jackets escaped with a win though. Up next the Jackets had last years Presidents Cup(best overall regular season record) winning San Jose Sharks coming into the friendly confines of Nationwide arena. After a somewhat boring and defensive game played by both teams the Shark wound up taking the extra point in a shootout on a goal by Dan Boyle, as Evgeni Nabokov stood tall stopping all three shooters the Jackets sent his way. The next night the Jackets were in Atlanta to play the somewhat surprising Thrashers. The Jackets were once again lead by Raffi Torres and his two second period goals. It was not a pretty win though as being on the second end of a back to back caught up to the Jackets as they were committing lazy penalties all night long. Eight in total, including the last seven in the ...

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