NHL Game Recap: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Montreal Canadiens

November 2nd, 2010 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »
Coming off of being blown out by the speedy Colorado Avalanche 5-1 on Saturday night, having to face the red-hot Montreal Canadiens seemed like an accident waiting to happen. 

But once again, trying to predict which Columbus Blue Jacket team will show up is like trying to predict the stock market, except with even less accuracy.

The Blue Jackets showed far more jump than the Canadiens and came away with a relatively easy 3-0 victory that never seemed in doubt.

What was interesting was that it was the Blue Jackets that appeared to have more jump than the Canadiens. But even more amazing was that the Canadiens came out and tried to impose their will on the Blue Jackets, throwing shot after shot on net and out-shooting the Blue Jackets in the early going.

Then, when the Blue Jackets scored two goals within one minute and twenty three seconds of each other, you could see the energy being sapped from the Canadiens.

The Blue Jackets opened the scoring at 12:34 of the first period when Rick Nash ripped a wicked wrist shot on a rush via a feed from Jakub Voracek to make it 1-0. 

They then made it 2-0 when Der ...

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