directory Light the Lamp - a Columbus Blue Jackets blog: Pre-game thoughts: Let's blow it up again!!

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Pre-game thoughts: Let's blow it up again!!

Look for the empire to strike back tonight. The Preds are a desperate bunch.. this is a must win game for them.... their season is on the line.

I'm not gonna make this too long and complicated b/c when it all boils down to it the Jackets are going to have to find a way to manufacture a point or preferably two and it's going to take everything they've got.

Despite playing and losing last night to the Blackhawks I expect the Preds to come out flying and checking anything with a star on it from the first drop of the puck. I expect that intensity to last 10 minutes.... heck they may even check their own national anthem singer. The Jackets will have to weather it, Mase is going to have to make some big early saves and they all have to stay disciplined.

If the Jackets survive that first onslaught and escape planet Hoth in one piece I like their chances.

This is a game where the Jackets will need their best players to be their best. They haven't won at the death star in their past 10 and there is no better time to put an end to that streak tonight.

They may need the force, Yoda, Obi-wan, Carrie Underwood's mic, Garth Brooks' guitar and the grand ole opry to get her done but this team has suprised all year.

I can tell you this, Vader isn't going down without a fight.

Blow it up again Jackets!

Be sure to check out Rick's pre-game article with some original quotes here.




Max said...

Looks like Arnott's going to play tonight. Yikes... Go Jackets!

LTL said...

Ouch.. hadn't heard that.

Another example of just how big this game is for the Preds. Do or die time for them.