How the West Can be Won

Monday, 01.04.2010 / 5:23 PM / Bobby Mac's Blog
By Bob McElligott  - Blue Jackets Broadcaster

January 4

The Blue Jackets practiced Monday at GM Place, in Vancouver. The team will play the first game of a three-game Western Canadian road swing here tomorrow. There are many questions plaguing this team during this trip. The biggest one is how to score goals. In the past 10 games, the team has scored a total of 13 goals. They've only won one of those games.

Solving the goal scoring problem is simple on the surface, get to the front of the net. Everybody says it, but not enough do it. You would think that with the way the rules are enforced in today's game that forwards would go to that area more often because you don't have to pay the same physical price you did prior to the lock-out. It still takes a special player to do it and this team has some of those.

The confidence level is probably at a season low, but that can change in a hurry. All they need is a win or two in order to believe in themselves again. Vancouver was a good place to be early in the season. Remember when Roberto Luongo was chased out of the net after giving up four goals on twelve shots?

All it takes is a combination of want, desire and sickness. The want to win, the desire to win and being sick and tired of losing should provide enough motivation. The talent to do it isn't in question. It's the heart of the team that needs to start pounding again.



*Throughout the season, AAA will bring you the Broadcaster's Blogs - "Bobby Mac", "Davidge Dishes" and "Rimer Ramblings." The Columbus Blue Jackets radio and television analysts will try to keep you updated on all the season action through their blogs, especially when the Blue Jackets are on the road.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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