|St. Louis 6 - Columbus 4|
9-20-4, 5th in Central Division, 15th in Western Conference
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
1. WORST: The goalie - Steve Mason, playing for the second straight night due to Curtis Sanford's morning back spasms, stopped 28 of 33 shots tonight. Combine that with last night's outing, and you have a goalie who 1) can't get it done, 2) does not have the confidence of his teammates, or 3) both. Either way, it isn't good...because Sanford might be good enough to help the CBJ avoid utter disaster, I have not seen enough from him (and the team in front of him) to do more than just that.
2. BEST: More than 2 goals - The "Columbus Two Jackets" dropped four goals on a defense-heavy St. Louis squad. Congrats to Derek Mackenzie, Derek Dorsett, Mark Letestu and Derick Brassard for their goals.
3. WORST: The invisible star players - Rick Nash, Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski were absent from the score sheet.
|These are your stars, Columbus fans. Where were they tonight? And on so many other nights?|
4. BEST: A last-second goal - Mark Letestu dropped a power play goal (!!) in with less than two seconds left in the second period. Finally, the Blue Jackets forced the other team into the locker room at intermission with the shock of a last-second goal.