That turned out to be, if not the prettiest win ever, a very satisfying one for the Jackets. Second win in as many weeks over one of their bugbear teams, and this time without a goal by Nash or Zherdev. Malhotra, Boll, Beech, and Fedorov. And Norrena in goal. Looks like the hard practices Hitch has put them through of late are paying off.
And with that, the Jackets also leapfrog the Avs back into a playoff position. Yeah, it’s only December, but the Jackets being in the top eight at this point in the season has been a long time coming.