Saturday, January 25, 2014
Game 50: Buffalo Buzz Kill
This game was disappointing on so many fronts, but for me it was mostly as I felt the team squandered a lot of the good feeling they had built up with the casual fans in the City. A Saturday night game, a big crowd, in which the Blue Jackets fans had to contend with many loud, and occasionally obnoxious Buffalo fans. Meh. The team didn't show them much tonight.
David Savard was out of the line up with an illness and Cody Goloubef apparently had enough travel difficulties that he did not get to the game in time to play. So the CBJ rolled 5 defensemen all night long, and they all appeared out of synch with each other. The special teams were a steaming hot mess, with the power play going 0-4, generating 2 shots, and yielding 2 short handed goals.
No six pack tonight. No beers were earned by the home squad, and I'm sure not handing them out to the Sabres. That's not a very good team, but its an NHL team, and if you let them out work you, they are going to beat you. And that's what happened tonight.
So. They laid an egg tonight. It happens. Move on to Carolina Monday night, and a chance to redeem themselves from this stinker. If they move on from this, and play better, and win most nights, things will be fine. If this stinker morphs into something larger, they may have a problem. Still don't know what the deal is with Bobrovsky. So long as it is a momentary problem, no worries.
Move on, get ready for Carolina on Monday.