New face, same results.
OK, that’s not entirely fair – not to Columbus’ better efforts in this nightmare, not to what they managed tonight – but that’s the nature of the beast.
When you go 0-for-8, people are going to be harsh.
The Blue Jackets gave the Minnesota Wild a good fight tonight, but the Wild won 3-2.
With that, the discussion largely pivots to moral victories.
- Columbus generated more shots on goal.
- Sergei Bobrovsky wasn’t … disastrous.
- We get to laugh at Tortorella’s inevitably awkward press conferences.
In other words, crack out the Herm Edwards “we can build on this”-type comments, as that’s about as good as it gets right now.
The big question: did Columbus already dig itself too much of a hole to make a credible playoff push? They’re already down 8/82 games without a single standings point.