Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 6-3 loss to the Coyotes
One: A bad game was bound to happen and tonight was that game. They started well enough before the Coyotes took over and forced Columbus to play in their own zone. Arizona was playing a more desperate game and more hungry than the Blue Jackets were.
Two: Although they got ahead on the scoreboard 2-1, they couldn’t hold that lead. Lack of puck management and turnovers hurt them. The Coyotes scored two quick goals late in the second period to regain the lead and never looked back.
Three: The wheels came off in the third period, as the Coyotes were quick to pounce on turnovers and were very aggressive on the forecheck. The Blue Jackets did not have the push-back to claw their way back into the game. Brandon Dubinsky did not play after about the 46th minute. No word yet as to what his condition is.