Blue Jackets win big game against Bruins


Riley Nash skating down the ice.

Steven Ward

On Tuesday, the Columbus Blue Jackets took on the Boston Bruins in Columbus. The game was not what Boston expected coming in. 


Within the first few minutes of the game Bruins Goalie, Tuukka Rask, suffered a concussion that would take him out of the game. Jaroslav Halak replaced the Bruins star Goalie, and he did not have the best game. 


The Blue Jackets got off to an early lead against the Bruins. In the first period, Blue Jackets had actually had two goals that went in, but only one counted. Jackets Defensemen Denis Savard scored a goal, but he happened to just barely push Hasak in the goal, which made it a “no-goal.” Then, Alexander Wennberg scored the Blue Jackets first goal. 


The Jackets played a very physical game and at times was penalized because of it. At one point,  Nathan Gerbe sent Joakim Nordstrom flying in what was an open ice check… and this was penalized of course. In the second period, a big fight occurred that involved all of both teams. Tensions were really boiling. The Jackets ended up shutting out the Bruins in what was a great defensive performance.


In the start of the third period, on the Power Play, Kevin Stenlund scored a key goal that gave the Blue Jackets a 2-0 lead. Lastly, Riley Nash scored the last goal of the game. This gave the Blue Jackets the 3-0 win. 


This was a great win for the Blue Jackets. In the win, the Blue Jackets showed that they could not only take care of the puck, but they could play excellent defense and score.