Columbus Blue Jackets Lose Again in Disappointing Fashion


The Columbus Blue Jackets drop their third straight in disappointing fashion. There isn’t much good to take away from this game.

In their second game in two days, the Columbus Blue Jackets looked to bounce back against the Nashville Predators. Not only did they not bounce back, they took significant steps backwards. The offense was a joke and they were sloppy with the puck.

I wish hockey was more like football sometimes. If it was, the Jackets should have declined every penalty because the power play was a disaster that flipped momentum every time.

The only bright spot was Joonas Korpisalo who deserved a better team in front of him tonight. The young Finn had a good night in net stopping 26 of 28 shots for a .928 save percentage.

But enough with the good. Lets get back to the bad.

The power play once again fully let this team down. The CBJ ended up with two power plays late in the third period down one goal. They had a fruitless attempt that started with 10:30 left in the game. This was highlighted by Zach Werenski whiffing on a wide open net from about 15 inches away.

Columbus went on to squander another power play with five minutes left. The Predators scored on the empty net to go on to win 3-1.

There has to be changes made after this loss and the Rangers loss. The two losses have been coming for a while as the Jackets have been winning despite playing terribly to start the season.

The power play is the worst in the league. WORST. They Jackets have five goals on 44 attempts. Putrid. I don’t know what assistant coach Brad Larson is doing with the special teams and I’m starting to think he doesn’t know either.

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One More Bright Spot

Fine, I’ll give you a happy ending. Rookie Pierre-Luc Dubois pick pocked P.K. Subban and potted a great backhand goal. That brought the game to a 1-1 tie.

Other than Korpi and that goal it was a terrible night. The Jackets have some thinking to do and changes to make. We will see some classic Torts over the next few days as well. Let’s see how the boys bounce back.