Hey, that’s not the Sharks’ problem, though. Instead, it’s a promising start for the team, especially considering the fact that three of their four wins are on the road. These early standings points can really come in handy if/when Jones and San Jose cools down.
Via Elias: @SanJoseSharks (2 GA) are 1st team to allow 2 GA or less through 1st 4 games of a season since DET in 1948-49 (also 2 GA in 4 GP)
What will be said after the Toronto Maple Leafs beat them 6-3 to drop Columbus down to 0-5 on the season? Some can’t help but wonder if the words might include “you’re fired.”
It would be one thing if the Blue Jackets were merely victims of bad bounces or questionable calls, as might have been the case with the Leo Komarov goal featured above (which may have involved too many men on the ice for Toronto.)
Instead, the Blue Jackets aren’t just losing, they’re getting crushed, and telecasts are really zooming in on Embattled Todd Richards.
Speaking of telecasts, TSN noted that the Blue Jackets are equaling the 1995-96 Montreal Canadiens in a dubious stat: they’ve lost their first five games, with each defeat coming by a margin of at least two goals.
It’s easy to beat up on Bobrovsky, especially since he’s earning such hefty checks, yet the sad thing for Columbus is that there’s plenty of blame to go around. It’s not just one issue.
They didn’t just lose tonight, they were out-shot and often out-worked.
All five of these Blue Jackets losses came at home, too, squandering crucial opportunities to sock away points with a foreboding stretch coming on Oct. 22.
For all we know, this team could already look pretty different by then. Right now, it doesn’t look pretty.
It’s not immediately clear what caused the issue, as Bozak just seemed to leave the ice after a possible tweak during the second period. Bozak tried to return in the final frame, but either the player or team decided to shut it down for the evening.
Beyond missing the rest of this game, it’s unclear how serious the issue might be.