We've heard this story before: the Blue Jackets need more than Rick Nash and Nikolai Zherdev scoring. Right now, though, they are the only two Jackets with more than four points. Youngsters like Gilbert Brule and Dan Fritsche should be part of the solution, but neither one has even registered a point.
Key Injuries: None.
I think they're factoring in the shutouts in downgrading us, with the logic that "they can't keep this shutout pace up forever and once it's over, they'll revert to the norm".
Truth be told, I tend to think the same. I was happy to see us win the last game *without* a shutout. We still have a losing record in games in which we give up a goal (2-3-0-1) and I have to be honest in saying that that worries me since we aren't getting a lot of scoring. I doubt Pascal is capable of 40+ shutouts in a season.