Columbus 6 Vancouver 5
On home ice, the Blue Jackets win a scoringfest against the Canucks. Both teams combined for a staggering 7 power play goals, including four for Columbus. With less than six minutes left in teh game Trevor Letowski netted the game-winner.
Alert the media! The Blue Jackets outshot the Canucks 43-33. Jan Hrdina, continuing his strong play, scored two goals on the power play. Nikolai Zherdev had a power play goal (his 15the goal of the season) and an assist to go along with his eight shots on goal. David Vyborny added three assists.
There is no question that the Blue Jackets are playing their best hockey of the season. What is surprising is that Rick Nash has remained relatively cold at the offensive end, though he is still skating hard and finishing checks. Manny Malhotra had an assist. It's good to see him playing strong again.