One: The emotions were kept in check in what was a highly anticipated game, at least by the former Rangers now wearing Union Blue. For the most part, the Blue Jackets stayed disciplined and played “their” game. Although they took their foot off the gas and let New York get within one goal, they got back on track in the latter stages of the 3rd. Keep playing this way.
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Two: Artem Anisimov, not noticeable on the ice lately, played a good game against his former team. Calvert, Anisimov, Savard (game-winning goal) and Johansen all scored for the Blue Jackets. It was a team effort that won this game. Once again, keep playing this way.
Three: Goalie Mike McKenna, recently recalled from Springfield in the wake of Bobrovsky’s injury, made his debut in Union Blue tonight, coming on in relief of the injured Curtis McElihinney (lower-body injury). He had 17 saves and a .944 Save% through two periods of play. He looked calm, cool and poised as he tended the net. Bonus: he’s not afraid to play the puck. We saw a glimpse as to why he was the AHL’s Goaltender of the Month for November.