Great to see York get his first win. Saw him play for the Express, and he was just fantastic in that game. Cool to see a guy manage to go up from the ECHL to the NHL (though granted, I know he's been bounced all over the place this past year).
Why is Detroit so good at home but they suck on the road? It's all about match-ups.
As far as Columbus is concerned, just get us a damn goalie! It's hard to believe that over the 11 years of this franchise, we've had a good goalie only during Tugnutt's first year and Mason's first 3 months in the league.
That rant aside, great effort by the boys tonight. A real pleasure to watch!
And the #2 star was Gillies for taking out Mason during practice.
Amazing game. Nash was flying. Everyone played hard and we got the W. Good for York. I think JJ made me jump 5 feet in the air during the last few minutes when he was bullying the wing in front of the net. IDK why, but this game just feels like the hockey gods were sending a message that our patience will be rewarded one day, and one day soon. NBC Prime time game. Everyone making fun of us in the booth, ice, and networks. IDK, I am probably wrong, but I guess the optimist in me always comes out during wins.
See you all next season. Forever and always, Go Jackets.
WPG has done the same until lately.. other teams at times have a hard time at home. I don't think it's matchups, it's mental imo.
I hope I never see Columbus and Winnipeg in the same sentence again, unless it's "With the loss to Columbus, Winnipeg has been eliminated from the playoff race. Also, their team is being dramatically improved for their move back to Atlanta, as paid for by Mega Millions jackpot winner and new Thrashers owner Mayor Bee."