Who knew all they needed was some home cooking?
After a dreadfully average California road trip, the Columbus Blue Jackets needed a win in the worst way to get their season back on track. Words weren't going to cut it, the team needed to act on their promises.
Luckily they came to play against the Dallas Stars and proved that the team is better than their start.
If the Blue Jackets were going to start their scoring at home, you knew it would be on the man advantage. Anthony Duclair got the scoring started and it was nothing fancy. It was a straightforward shot on goal with a screen in front. It was just what they needed to keep their offensive march moving.
The second period was wholly in the Blue Jackets favor and goals from Nutivaara and Foligno. Good passing and willing shooters helped make the second period tick. It was simple hockey and nothing outrageous on the team's end to make it happen. Just plain old Blue Jacket hockey.
The third period saw Jamie Benn score on the power play for the Dallas Stars but other than that goal, they didn't threaten much. Ryan Murray tossed in an empty-netter for the cherry on top.
The simple play was made more often than not tonight and the Blue Jackets were rewarded with a win for it. A formula was made for Columbus tonight, coaches better hope that the players follow it.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are fully healthy.
The Blue Jackets play on Friday, November 9 at Nationwide Arena against their previous playoff foe, the Washington Capitals. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m.
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