Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Bob Steals One, with Co-Conspirators...

Seth Jones Clanks Home the OT Winner
Since the CBJ launched their West Coast road trip by jumping the Dallas Stars a week ago Saturday, and beating them 3-0, Lindy Ruff has been banging on his team to get harder.  After all, they turned in their 'worst effort of the season', etc. etc.  All the things any losing coach says to their team.  Tonight was pay back night for Lindy's team, and although the Jackets took a 1-0 lead, Dallas carried the play for most of the night.   Finally, Dallas broke through and scored on Bobrovsky in the second period to tie the game, and Seguin somehow sneaked a shot through a hole Bob thought was closed for the 2-1 Dallas lead in the third period.

The Stars continued to carry the play as time waned in the third period, until finally the CBJ pulled Bobrovsky for the extra skater.  During the ensuing pressure, the Jackets drew a slashing penalty against Dallas, and in the ensuing 6 on 4, Sam Gagner scored the tying goal with 36 seconds remaining.

That tying goal gave the Jackets the season series against Dallas, all two games of it anyway, so it was all good as the teams went to Overtime.  Seth Jones played pretty conservatively on his first shift, having been burned in L.A. taking a chance, but walking across the formation with the puck on his forehand was a very conservative play until he shot the puck, and rattled it in for the winner off the pipe, and the Jackets and the fans went home happy.

This was a game that Bobrovsky stole.  He was very good against 37 shots, and was all the Jackets had for large stretches of this game.  Well done Bob.

This was a really big win to start a long home stand.  Next up is Montreal, who has yet to lose in regulation.  Friday's game is going to be a lot of fun.


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