Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 4-3 win over the Flyers

The Blue Jackets snapped a 9-game losing streak by rediscovering, and playing to, their identity.

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One: The Blue Jackets came out playing to their identity, building on the way they played Tuesday. They were getting pucks deep and had an aggressive forecheck working. Their passing was much crisper and ended the first period leading the Flyers 2-1.

Two: The Flyers ramped up the pressure in the second. The Blue Jackets withstood the harassment and counterattacked. Boone Jenner, Scott Hartnell and Nick Foligno went to hard areas in front of the net, pestering Mason. By the time the dust settled after 40 minutes, Foligno had a three-point game going to go along with Ryan Johansen’s four-point night and James Wisniewski’s two goals.

Three: They were rolling all four lines and continued with their gritty play. Although they did let up a bit in the waning moments of the third, they kept the Flyers from reaching the back of the net. This was a team effort that led to a team win, and they snapped the nine-game losing streak they were on. Anyone up for cheesesteaks?