Saturday, October 06, 2007

Jackets 4 Ducks 0

Yea, you read that correctly. We shut out the former Stanley Cup champions in our home opener. It was amazing you couldn’t have asked for a better game. Ilya Bryzgalov was in net for the Ducks and Pascal Leclaire was in net for the Jackets. Leclaire proved to me he can be a good goalie…now he just needs to keep it up. Nash scored twice and got two assists on the night. Feds had a goal and an assist as did Ron Hainsey. The former Stanley Cup Champs couldn’t get their first shot on goal until 16 minutes into the game. We dominated the play and the Jackets earned this win. Shots on goal were 37 (CBJ) to 28 (ANA). It was an impressive win and we got to hear the cannon go off a total of 6 times. It was pretty sweet to say the least. While some people could say the Ducks are tired and not playing their best hockey…well I am going to have to agree with what Randy Carlyle said:

Asked if his team was tired after playing four games on two continents and in three arenas in less than a week, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle refused to take the easy way out. “Those are excuses,” he said. “That’s the way it goes. We didn’t have the energy that was necessary to compete at the level they played at.”

Wait…we’re talking about the Jackets right? The Columbus Blue Jackets? WOW. I guess the season is underway and well we play again tonight…vs Minnesota. My Prediction for the game tonight…Jackets 3 Wild 2. Keep up the great work. Check out quotes from the boys here. It’s going to be a good season.

Also, be sure to look out for my new site which will hopefully be up by Monday :)

11 comments:

Kirsten said...

We are playing you guys at home, and we don't seem to lose to the Jackets at home very often, so I say it will be 4-2 Wild.

Bitchany said...

Hmmm...we'll see I can't wait!!!

Kirsten said...

Jackets are 3-7-2 lifetime at the X. Me either! Yay hockey season!

Bitchany said...

Yeah but my Freddy is playing and he rocks the house so there haha!! He is 2-0 against the Wild! Woooo...haha should be interesting.

Kirsten said...

Well he's about to be 2-1!

On and unrelated note, I'm really pissed that my boy Walz isn't playing tonight. I don't give a fuck about Sheppard, never have. Who the hell does he think he is? By all accounts I've heard, he's nothing great. Too bad he's too young for the AHL.

Bitchany said...

Walz is injured and don't feel so bad...it'll be ok...but I hate your coach and his stupid gum.

Kirsten said...

I just heard that, but I still don't like Sheppard.
Usually I'm in the stands and don't pay attention to it. I have to say, you're the first person I've heard say that they hate his gum...

Bitchany said...

Well he was floppin it around tonight...and man...what a game...I thought we had you after the shortie...

Kirsten said...

I did too, but I was like, we can come back, I told Luc that we would, that it was a call, I was revising my final score to 3-2, and he bet me a Loonie they wouldn't come back. On a better note, Rick Nash cleaned up for me yesterday on my fantasy team!

Earl Sleek said...

That's a lot of bragging for game one of the year.

So when's the parade?

Bitchany said...

HAHA Earl...I'm a Jackets fan I don't get to celebrate victories very often so let me have my moment of glory...you know I love the Ducks...