Monday, January 16, 2006

Columbus 4 New York Rangers 3

Some games are boring and some games are exciting. This game was a fun ride for three periods. Both teams played hard and after five goals in the first period, the teams hunkered down and played solid defense. The game had some hard hits, too. Jagr had a crunching check along the boards and Steve Goertzen plastered a Ranger in open ice during the final period.

Continuing a trend, the Jackets did not fold when the Rangers tied the game in the third period. Perhaps earlier in the season they would have folded the tent and lost, but Rick Nash is healthy and unwilling to give up. Nash continued his goal-scoring streak to nine games with the game-winner in the third period.

Alert the media! Jody Shelley scored a goal! Chimera and Vyborny (power play) both scored again.

The Blue Jackets were whistled for only one minor penalty in the game.

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