Last nights game against the Edmonton Oilers (6-15-2) was supposed to be an easy win. So what exactly caused for the Columbus Blue Jackets (7-11-3) to have such a terrible 0-7 loss?
Well, first things first, the Blue Jackets barely ever had control of the puck, and when they did they could just could not shoot. At the end of the first period the Blue Jackets were out shot 15-3 and by the middle of the third they only had 11 shots on goal.
The second period was the most crucial to the Blue Jackets when the Oilers out scored them 3-0. The second period has always been the toughest for the Blue Jackets and while they usually keep it together, they completely fell apart during this one.
While the Blue Jackets usually have strong goalies, both Curtis Mcelhinney and Sergei Bobrovsky had major struggles through out the game. That being said, the team’s defensive lines provided very little support for them and did not make the game any easier. There was no real stand out player for the Blue Jackets last night; the team is in desperate need of leader that can pull them together, especially when they’re losing.
Last night’s game was by far the Blue Jackets worst performance out of the 21 games they have played this season. The only highlight that can be taken from last night’s game is that the team has to play the Calgary Flames (7-11-3) tonight and therefore have very little time to dwell on last nights mistakes.
It was a very rough start to week that was expected to be easy for the Blue Jackets, and we can only hope they will be able to win these next two games. It’s always hard to see a team lose so badly, the team needs to focus on what needs to be done to ensure that they will not face any more losses like that this year.
It’s always nice to see a team win, something the Blue Jackets need to be doing a lot more of.