The days of fretting over a miserable record can be put to rest in Columbus. Fear not Blue Jackets fans, Jared Boll is back in the lineup after missing the start of the season with a broken thumb.
If you’re not catching on to the sarcasm, please feel free to replace the batteries in your sarcasm detectors. The Jackets could use a touch of Boll’s toughness, but that’s not going to help them keep opponents from scoring and it’s not going to help get Jeff Carter back in the game any sooner either.
The Blue Jackets will be resorting to being a bit more defensive-minded now that they’re sitting with a 2-11-1 record, good for worst in the NHL. Those gloomy days are over now, Boll is back in town… Right?
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger