The road trip starts the same way the Jackets left Nationwide Arena- losing. The Jackets lost to the Minnesota Wild by a final score of 3-2 in John Tortorella's Blue Jackets debut.
Minnesota Wild only had 23 shots in the entire game, but had more goals than the opposition.For the Wild, Zach Parise, Nino Niederreiter, and (my player to watch) Thomas Vanek scored. Devan Dubynk stopped 27 of 29 for a 0.931 save percentage (%)
The Columbus Blue Jackets had a good two minutes where they were in the lead, until they collapsed in the third. In the first, (my player to watch) Brandon Dubinsky and Alex Wennberg scored for the Jackets. And that was all the scoring. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 20 of 23 for an 0.870 save percentage which is still unacceptable for one of Russia's best goalies.
CBJ Three Stars of the Night
1. Brandon Dubinsky- scored second goal of season.
2. Alex Wennberg- scored first goal of year
3. John Tortorella- CBJ coaching debut
More to come...