The First Ever Playoff Opponent... the Wings!!
Sunday April, 12th 2009
The match up for the first time in CBJ history is going to be one to remember. The Wings and the Jackets will begin the trail to the Stanley Cup beginning on Thursday night in
It is going to be an exciting event for all. Just think about the captive audience for TV and radio, as all games are going to be prime time, EST. There will be no worries about 10:30pm starts from the west coast, as all puck drops will allow the local fans an opportunity to be part of the broadcasts. For the diehard fan, the 3 hour trip to
Let’s briefly look to see how 2 distinct aspects of the CBJ the match up against the Wings...
1. Last year the CBJ went
Losses 4-0, 3-0, 5-3...
Wins 3-2 OT, 3-2, and then the shocker in
2. Playoff game experience from the CBJ players in past Stanley Cup series:
Forwards Defense Goaltending
Williams 20 GP
Vermette 38 GP Tyutin 24 GP
Umberger 22 GP Commodore 49 GP
Torres 22 GP Backman 13 GP
Peca 93 GP
Novotny 4 GP
Modin 47 GP
Malhotra 5 GP
Gratton 40 GP
Huselius 20 GP
Chimera 2 GP
**** It is reassuring to see 16 players have had a taste of being there. It will be the hope that it will not take long for the rest of the team to get themselves acclimated!!
Stay tuned!! The fun is just beginning as Monday April 13th is the start of a new season. Today was a day of re-energizing. When practice begins in the Ice Haus at ., it is not who is out of the lineup that counts; it is who is on the ice that is significant