Post-Game Analysis: Blue Jackets Vs. Blackhawks

December 2nd, 2009 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »

Well, I almost nailed the pre-game prediction.

Yes, I had the order of teams mixed up, but it certainly was a lot closer than my first ever pre-game guess. Props to me for guessing the final score, anyway.

In any event, what an exhilarating game last night. An 11-round shootout, the longest in the history of the Columbus Blue Jackets (CBJ). It really had the feel of a playoff elimination game, or at least a game for playoff qualification, as in the late March/early April time frame.

It was most interesting as to how the game turned, given the two divergent team styles. It was also interesting that Chicago, at home, played a game more suited to the CBJ's style. That, or credit the CBJ for slowing down one of hockey's most electrifying teams.

At least the CBJ, it being their first game on Versus in two years—I've given up on them, or any non-O-6 or non-Atlantic Division team, being on NBC for the Sunday game—represented themselves well.

That all being said, onto what went well, what went OK, and what went wrong:


The Good

* Steve Mason is rounding into ...

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