Blue Jackets Win Opener, Hold Down First Place in Western Conference

January 20, 2013 at 2:36a    by Jason Priestas    


Dr. House's picture

enjoy this while it lasts

Dougger's picture

this is so awesome.

I like football

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Western Conference

I'm not even going to ask.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

RedStorm45's picture

The "conference games only" schedule screws them for the 24 road games considering how close basically all the eastern conference teams are.


In Columbus?  I didn't know they still had a team!

kr66osu's picture

I was convinced I was dreaming when I watched this game, but apparently not
A solid 1-game win streak! Way to go jackets

O-H Kee Pa's picture

Felt pretty damn good watching my Bruins put a beat down on the Rangers.

-1 HS
toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Last season it took the Jackets an entire month to win a game. They even have a chance to beat the Red Wings/Dead Wings tomorrow night.

RBuck's picture

Playoff fever sweeps Columbus.

Solid gold.

Long live the southend.

William's picture

The team looked really solid overall. Bobrovsky outperformed Rinne and Anisimov came up big time. Tyutin and Nikitin were great last night, and Foligno and Dubinsky all made their presence felt as well. The new guys played well, and Nash only had an assist and a penalty last night. All is right in the world. 

DetroitBuckeye's picture

They should be better this year, they really did get a pretty good package for Nash and Columbus has some intriguing young players.  They won't make the playoffs but don't expect them to finish last in the west.

William's picture

In a normal season I wouldn't expect them to challenge for a playoff spot, however in this shortened season they could sneak in with an 8 seed. Also this shortened season is going to gas a lot of teams, and the Blue Jackets are the youngest in the league, with a lot of their guys having played in the AHL and KHL during the lockout. They're fast, and physical, but will lack offensive firepower. They're going to be a tough out for anyone this season. 

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Yeah that's true, one of the bigger problems with the Jackets though is the division that they play in.  If they get in than you are basically saying every team in the Central gets in.

William's picture

Oh the Central is packed. The Blues, Blackhawks, Predators and Red Wings are playoff-level teams. However, with this shortened season, an old team like Detroit could get left out. This season is going to be all about goaltending and conditioning. 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Playoffs!?!?  Don't talk about...playoffs? 
Good start to the season, though.  One game obviously doesn't prove much in terms of playoff prospects, but I saw some things that I like.

Class of 2010.