Actually, for a guy with darn few NHL games, Harrington has played credibly. Paired with Seth Jones last night after the pairs juggling by Shaw he acquitted himself well. And, even though the Rangers loaded up on the Prout-Harrington pair, and pinned them deep a few times in the first period, the Rangers still didn't score. In the third period outburst by the Rangers, the Jackets got pinned deep by feeble attempts to clear the puck. That is something that is correctable. But these Rangers games are going to turn my hair gray before the season is over. No lead is safe. Yeesh.
On the great news front, according to Twitter, Markus Nutivaara skated before practice today, then stuck around for the whole practice. It may be a bit until he is ready to go, but having him back in the lineup would be a big plus. Who plays the right side on the third pairing is somewhat in question, but that will become clear in time.
It was great to see the Jackets get back in the win column, even though it was a bit hair raising at times. Next stop Pittsburgh, which should be an interesting measuring stick to see where we are, and how rough this is going to be down the stretch.