Nov 12, 2011, 11:58 PM EDT
It’s been a horrific month-plus for Steve Mason and the Columbus Blue Jackets, but for one night, things seemed OK.
Mason stopped 35 out of 36 shots in a 2-1 win. Jeff Carter came back and although he failed to register a point, the former Flyers center won 12 out of 19 draws. Vinny Prospal continues to quietly lead the team in points with 14 thanks to an assist while once-scratched prospect Ryan Johansen scored two goals.
Yup, it was a dreamy result for Scott Howson and Scott Arniel, but the caveat is that the Blue Jackets slipped by the mediocre Winnipeg Jets. Their next three games are against the hot Minnesota Wild, the red-hot Boston Bruins and the unforgiving Nashville Predators.
If Columbus manages to save face during that trio of games, then the future might just be a little brighter.
- The Ducks got Kesler for a game like Saturday’s 16
- Your Lightning-Rangers Game 7 officials are… 1
- Duchene slams Russian players for storming off after Canada’s 2015 WHC win 50
- DeBoer predicts ‘big bounce-back’ in San Jose 12
- Sabres name Bylsma head coach 45
- Lundqvist on Game 7: ‘You’re definitely nervous, but it comes down to teamwork’ 16
- Report: Bylsma to Sabres being held up by compensation issue 56
- Stanley Cup Final to begin June 3 9
- Caps’ Backstrom undergoes arthroscopic hip surgery 6
- Report: Sens’ Murray to retire after next season 1
- Kesler on wearing down Chicago: ‘No human can withstand that many hits’ (75)
- From healthy scratch to hero: Vermette scores OT winner for Blackhawks (66)
- Report: Bylsma to Sabres being held up by compensation issue (56)
- On Kreider, and trying ‘to turn the other cheek’ (54)
- Fetisov wants to restrict young Russians from playing in the NHL (53)