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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Anyway you want it..

The Jackets continue to find new ways to win. Last night wasn't the prettiest by any stretch but they stuck to their system, got a big goal and Mase took care of the rest.

Its a tremendous sign as the good teams always perserveer and make those big plays when needed to get those points. The Jackets certainly are proving that they are one of those teams.

I won't get into a big stoplight game review but I did want to point out some quick positives and negatives.

Even though he didn't get on the scoreboard I thought Rick Nash had a tremendous game -- especially defensively. I thought Kristian Huselius and Andrew Murray were also strong. The goal that was scored was timely and a terrific feed by Michael Peca and an equally impressive redirect.

Defensively I thought all 6 guys played strong. That was probably Tollefsen's best game in a long time as a Jacket. Commodore and Hejda were towers of power against that Sen's top line.

..and of course we can't forget Mase. He didn't have to be superman but he did make some fantastic saves down the stretch when the team needed him most and you have to be good to get lucky -- thank you post!

Negatives... if only they had a powerplay... for the most part it was a mess all evening.

Hey..two points is two points... and the Jackets are finding ways to beat the teams they should lately.

Friggan tremendous crowd last night -- way to represent Columbus!!

Another big two points up for grabs against Dallas in about an hour.

I expect a much more physical hard nosed affair. This will be classic Western Conference hockey as two bulls lock horns to decide this one.

The team that can bring it the hardest for the full 60 will likely take the win.


1 comment:

Max said...

All the build up, then the let down... Tough game to watch. I thought they'd have more pep after a strong defensive outing against Ottawa...