|If I say this pic is Allen York who is to doubt me?|
This is the beauty of the game, that we so love. While these things are well known, one does not get to complete the season with a pencil. One must strap it on, and get it going, on any given night. And thus was the situation of the mighty Redwings tonight. On the back end of a home and home, after the Redwings clinched a playoff spot, and our Blue Jackets clinched the cellar while being thoroughly dominated, the home squad responded with an inspired effort and beat the Wings 4-2. Nothing more illustrates the beauty of the game of hockey as this match up. Should you want to beat a superior opponent, you must bring a complete team game, and a superior effort. Tonight, the Blue Jackets accomplished that feat. Of course it helps to have home ice, the last change, and the face-off advantage working for you. The architects of the game knew that pleasing the home crowd was a good thing.
A lot of verbiage. But in the end, for the Jackets fan, it means leaving the building after beating the Redwings. There are few feelings in the life of a long suffering Jackets fan that are better than that. You want thoughts? York wins one, his NHL first. Double D, Derek Dorsett scores a goal. In spite of the fact that the $($%$^^%&&*&%$% referees still will not call goal tender interference fairly against the Redwings, the boys still won.
And the indescribable pleasure of walking out of the building after beating the Redwings. Well done lads. Well done.