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Saturday, November 30, 2013

It's Going To Be Another Long Season for the Blue Jackets

In terms of irrelevant pro sports teams, you'd be hard pressed to top the Columbus Blue Jackets. They are so useless that it is a struggle to come up with funny and/or original ways to make light of them. Boston (18-7-2) beat them 3-1 tonight at TD Garden, the third time in three meetings this season that they've come away with two points vs. Columbus (10-14-3). It's a shame that we won't see them again until the Eastern Conference playoffs, haha yeah right!

At least the Blue Jackets put up a good fight. They had two shots on goal in the first period, seven in the second and five in the third. Yeesh. Competing against teams like that, Chad Johnson (4-1-1; 13 saves) might never lose! Milan Lucic (2 goals) and David Krejci (2 assists) certainly enjoyed their time against the punching bags, I mean Blue Jackets.

Boston jumped out to a 3-0 lead thanks to Bergeron's goal at 9:02 in the first period. His wrist shot along the boards had eyes through Curtis McElhinney's sad five-hole. It was Bergeron's eighth goal of the season and second in two days, Dougie Hamilton and Brad Marchand had the assists.

Lucic's first goal was on the power play, a tip-in at 14:58 of the first period from Torey Krug and Krejci. It was a night of firsts for Looch-his first power-play goal since March 2012 and his first fight of the season as well. Poor Dalton Prout was the hapless loser that had the honor of feeling Lucic's fists all over his face.

By making it 3-0 at 2:15 of the third period with his 11th goal of the season (2nd multi-goal game), Lucic put the Blue Jackets to bed. Ryan Johansen's power play goal prevented the ultra rare Chad Johnson shutout. If that had transpired, many in the crowd might have passed out from shock.

The Bruins are off until Thursday when they visit the Canadiens (15-9-3). Let the hype for the first meeting of the season begin for these Original Six blood rivals.

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