Thursday, December 29, 2005

Columbus 1 Anaheim 0

A hard-fought home ice victory for the Blue Jackets. Forward Jason Chimera scored his sixth goal of the season in the third period to clinch the game. Well, he got credit for the goal, but we'll take it. An Anaheim defenseman tried to slip the puck under Giggy to get a face-off but it slipped under the goalie and into the net for the lone tally of the game. Chimera was the lucky Blue Jacket closest to the play. Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good.

Goalie Mark Denis had a very strong game, stopping all 40 shots. Shwoing that his injury is behind him now, Rick Nash looked strong and had 4 shots on goal in 24+ minutes on the ice. Berard missed another game with his bad back. His presence on the blue line and in the mix on offense is missed.

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