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Blue Jackets surging; Red Wings falter

Mar 9, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

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What’s with the Columbus Blue Jackets these days?

The Blue Jackets, previously at the bottom of the Western Conference standings, have now won four games in a row, capping off this recent streak with a 3-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

Maybe the Chicago Blackhawks are out of the reach, but the win puts Columbus six points back of the Red Wings, who sit second in that Central Division.

Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves for the shutout.

On the other hand, the Red Wings came into Saturday with three wins in their last four games.

But they produced a “lethargic effort” against the Blue Jackets, wrote Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.

The Red Wings also allowed two goals just 1:23 apart in the second period, despite giving up just six shots.


  1. tbbolts91 - Mar 9, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    good for them! maybe the team will start gaining confidence

  2. valoisvipers - Mar 9, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Poor effort displayed by the Wings today. Babs needs to shake up the lines,maybe put Pavel back with Zee and Brunner to atleast have one line scoring as that would be one line more than they have now.

    • polegojim - Mar 9, 2013 at 6:03 PM

      Pathetic from drop of the puck until the final buzzer.

      Turnovers, bad passes, lazy skating…

      Kindl returned to his pansy nature of being pushed off the puck… and almost shot it in his own goal.

      Kronwall… if you give away as many as you score… the net effect is 0. His points don’t compensate for efforts like today. Just horrible.

      Let’s just feel better and say that the Wings took the whole day off… starting this morning. They just had to get into their gear for part of the day.

  3. steelers88 - Mar 9, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    What Blue Jackets surging? HAHAHA! that just made my day!

    • dangle13x - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:23 AM

      Asinine comment from a Pittsburgh trashball. Shocker. And I’m a Wings fan, no connection to the CBJ. You are just a moron.

  4. redlegs7 - Mar 9, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    It’s amazing what will happen when you get rid of Howson and bring in a knowledgeable GM and how that changes the environment. Hell, a bag of pucks would be better than Howson.

    • contraryguy - Mar 9, 2013 at 8:21 PM

      Howson can go pound sand, but to his credit, he did pick up Bobrovsky; and Bob is the MVP for this team right now. A hot goalie can fix a lot of problems.

      • contraryguy - Mar 9, 2013 at 8:26 PM

        almost forgot, with one game scratched due to lockout, the Jackets have already won the season series with Detroit, 3-0-1 with the final matchup game tomorrow up there.

      • redlegs7 - Mar 15, 2013 at 11:15 AM

        I know Howson made the trade but how much of that was influenced Davidson?

  5. steelers88 - Mar 9, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    In all seriousness I love to see Columbus doing good and Detroit doing so bad I’m loving it!

    • polegojim - Mar 9, 2013 at 9:17 PM

      Detroit is not doing… ‘so badly’… but it was a very disappointing game

    • dangle13x - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      Love to see us doing bad because we’ve been the best team in the league for the last 2+ decades? Or because you are just a clueless Pitt mongoloid with little hockey knowledge and nothing to do until football season?

  6. kingsforever - Mar 10, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    And thus, after his retirement, the Wings collapsed into their inevitable doom.

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