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Jackets losing streak in St. Louis finally ends

By Patrick Fleissner

Last night our Columbus Blue Jackets were able to overcome their struggles in St. Louis against the Blues. The CBJ have had trouble winning in St. Louis, their last one being in March 2007. Along with that they had lost their last four of five road games. With Kris Russell’s overtime goal the Jackets were able to leave the Scottrade Center motivated and ready for their next game in Colorado against the Avalanche. The game started off with a Derek Dorsett goal and set the tone for the game. The Jackets held off the Blues in full strength but their penalty kill was their weakness. Mathieu Garon faced twenty seven shots and allowed two of those to pass through. The two Blue goals were credited to David Backes and Andy McDonald both while the Blues were on the power play advantage. The Jackets showed a lot of energy and determination in their performance racking up six penalties including the seemingly regular Jared Boll fighting major. The Jackets were on their way to a victory until the Blues tied the game late in the third period to send the game into extra time. Going into overtime it seemed the inevitable was about to occur and the Jackets would lose once again in the Scottrade Center. The Jackets first shot against Mason in overtime was the game winner giving them an unfamiliar win in St. Louis. That shot would have not taken place if not for Garon making a remarkable save seconds prior to Russell’s shot. Blues goalie Mason commented on the shot after the game. “He cut across and was trying to go back over my shoulder and he just went off the heel of my stick and kind of handcuffed me a little bit,” Mason said “It hit the bottom of my arm and went in.” The Jackets had 19 shots on goal and improve their record to 22-26-9. The Jackets can now carry this success onto their next games against Colorado and then Dallas.

2 comments:

  1. Patrick,

    Welcome to the bluejacketsmix site! I was beginning to think I was the only one that cared.

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  2. A win is a win but probably is too little too late

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