Three Takeaways from the Blue Jackets loss to Boston

One: Attention sports fans, your team will not run the table in an 82 game season. It just won’t happen. Yes, wins are important. Getting at least a point in an overtime loss is better than losing in regulation. Columbus came back from a 2-1 deficit to tie last years Eastern Conference Champions. That says a lot about this club. The grit and determination is coming back into their game. Turning a club around fundamentally is a process. It will not happen overnight, much to the chagrin of many. They are on the right path. As Boston head coach Claude Julien said, “Dismiss their record”, meaning they’re better than what the scoresheet says. Smart man, that Julien.

Two: An “All Points Bulletin” needs to be put out for Marian Gaborik. He’s gone missing for a few games now. Yes, he’s getting older and little bit slower. But, this is a contract year for him and I doubt GM Jarmo Kekalainen is thinking of offering anywhere near the money that Gabby is making this year to re-sign him. He needs to find a semblance of his game and quickly.
Three: Although the Blue Jackets defense looked slow through the first period, they tightened up their game in the third. I’m sure that head coach Todd Richards was getting nervous as the third wore on with the club playing a more fast and loose game that was giving the Bruins a run for their money. Hearkening back to Tuesday night’s loss to Washington, they still need to figure out how to close out a game.
Overtime: Tomorrow night’s game vs Montreal is Digital Night. Use the hashtag #FSOCBJ to interact with, and ask questions of, the FSO digital team during tomorrow night’s telecast.