|Wiz cranks 'em up in practice.|
1. Taking another step - the last few games have seen a slow building of some cohesive play. It was good to see them get rewarded for playing a pretty good game. The top line got on the board with a couple of goals, the second line got a goal, and the defense scored to win it. Balanced scoring across the team.
2. Live Long and Prospal - Ok, I am totally ripping this off from a Jacket Backers sign that was tweeted going on the bus to Nashville. But it doesn't seem like a coincidence to me that the line that Vinny Prospal is playing on is all of a sudden doing well. It worked on the second line, now its working on the first line. The top line scored (Carter) and Prospal also scored. What a great addition to the team.
3. Jacket Backers Rock NashVegas - A big contingent of Blue Jackets fans made the trip to Nashville for the game, and were a noticeable presence in the arena. Nothing like the help of the home crowd to get the boys over the hump in Nashville. Everyone have a great time down there tonight, and come home safe!
4. The off season additions pay off - In this game, the scoring was all about the additions in the off season. With the exception of the Umberger goal, Carter, Prospal, and Wisniewski all scored. The Umberger goal was set up by Ryan Johansen totally being in Pekka Rinne's grill.
5. Don't Mess with the Johan - Ryan Johansen played another strong game. The guy is a complete player, albeit very young. He is maturing with every game, and may well be a real force before this season is over. He plays a strong two way game, and is a very tenacious forechecker.
All in all, it was a very gratifying win!