|Columbus 4 - Florida 1|
26-45-7, 5th in Central Division, 30th in NHL
Well, I guess we've conclusively answered the question, "Is the worst team in the Central Division better than the best team in the Southeast Division?" - at least for one night. Man, Florida really is not very good. That emperor has no clothes. Must be great to play your hockey in a division filled with creampuffs. If the CBJ took Winnipeg's place in the Southeast, who knows how this season would have played out. Heck, maybe we'd even be congratulating Priest and Howson on their outstanding work this season...and Arniel would be a Jack Adams candidate. <brain explodes>
The Blue Jackets owned this game from start to finish. At no point did I really think that the Panthers were going to threaten to win it. In fact, I think I saw Todd Richards employing a "shut-down" approach in the third period. When was the last time you saw that out of the Blue Jackets?