Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 3-2 win over the Devils
One: They came out skating and for the first time in some time they weren’t chasing the game. The Devils didn’t clog the neutral zone as quickly as they have in the past and the Blue Jackets took advantage of that fact.
Two: Although New Jersey did a better job of executing the neutral zone trap in the second frame, the Blue Jackets were still able to make strides against the Devils that they were not able to in their last meeting. Sounding like a broken record, Marko Dano and Alex Wennberg are the real deal and hold much promise for the team moving forward.
Three: The final frame saw the Devils play a looser, more "Blue Jackets-like" game as they chased the score. They were able to keep the puck in Columbus’ zone with regularity. The saving grace for the Blue Jackets, and a big part of the reason they won the game, was having a strong Bobrovsky in net.