- This is the sound that #CBJ forward Nick Foligno said gave him "chills." bit.ly/1fa0oXw 28 minutes ago
- RT @Umby18: Been waiting 6 yrs to give the fans here in Columbus a playoff win at nationwide! What an atmosphere tonight. Thank u fans!#wea… 9 hours ago
- RT @telepathetic: @LoriSchmidt My postgame Photoshop :) http://t.co/yZh9GFslf7 9 hours ago
- Nick Foligno on whether the game-winning goal tonight was his best moment as a hockey player: "Oh, absolutely. By far. By far." 9 hours ago
- PHOTO: Nick Foligno celebrates the game-winning goal that tied up the series 2-2. http://t.co/bKLhU9NyMJ 11 hours ago
The fans at Nationwide Arena react to Nick Foligno scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Penguins. The 4-3 victory evened up the best-of-seven series at 2-2.
There were eleven Columbus skaters playing in their first Stanley Cup playoff action when the puck dropped in their opening round series with the Penguins. Those same players had another new experience when they played their first postseason game at Nationwide. They hope that both games taught them valuable lessons.
Head coach of the Blue Jackets, Todd Richards, looks ahead to their road game against the Penguins, in which Columbus will look to erase their 1-0 series deficit.
The Blue Jackets have an agreement in place with the Springfield Falcons that ensures the club they will remain the CBJ’s American Hockey League affiliate through 2014-15.
Indeed, MassLive.com has a report today on part of the reason that Columbus chose to stick with the Falcons. (In summary, they now have one less tenant sharing their building, and so Springfield can book more practice ice time and better home dates.)
However, that report also includes this interesting nugget about the parent club:
“[The Jackets made] overtures to relocate their American Hockey League team to Ohio.”
The Blue Jackets secured their spot in the playoffs with just two games remaining in the regular season. So dare we say “by a whisker?” The question now is, will they exit the season with a really hairy situation on their hands? We can certainly hope!
For the past couple seasons, the Blue Jackets marketing slogan has been “Join The Battle.” Well, members of the CBJ know that now is the perfect time to “recruit” by capturing the attention of the casual sports fan.
And today’s bandwagon jumpers are tomorrow’s diehards.