Good crowd on-hand for White Out/Free Food for STHs Night at Nationwide, and the Jackets put on a better show than on Sunday. Even without Nash, who is apparently out due to throat problems, the Jackets dominated the run of play most of the night. And the goals came from the fabled secondary scoring — Fritsche and Boll.
Fun game to watch, not many penalties called, so it had good flow. I thought Kris Russell played well; he stripped the puck off Marian Hossa a couple of times. Zherdev didn’t score, but he had some nice moves and was involved all night.
As always, the question now is: can they keep it up? Tomorrow night is a road game in Nashville, which would not seem to bode well. But a winning streak to end 2007 would certainly be nice.
Happy Boxing Day to you and yours
Fedorov pins Kozlov behind the net
Kovalchuk waits for a chance to unload that big shot of his
Duvie and Nik break out
My one-time favorite Senator, Marian Hossa
That’s what, $11 million chasing the puck there in the form of Fedorov and Foote?
Rusty Klesla, rumored to be on the block
Sticks come up; Tollefsen is in the middle of it, of course
Slavic troika of Hejda, Vyborny, and Zherdev are ready
Foote and Kovalchuk tangle
Vyborny gets knocked down
Boll and Boulton drop the gloves
Alexei Zhitnik pays a visit to Sec. 117
Kari Lehtonen, the first player picked after Rick Nash in 2002
Vybes gets tripped up and draws a penalty
Nik Zherdev creating traffic in front of Lehtonen
Mark Recchi and Jason Chimera about to get better acquainted
Curtis Glencross and Marian Hossa
Hossa chases Ron Hainsey, and yes, those are people dressed as refs behind the glass. Why? I don’t know.
Russell and Leclaire watch as Duvie clears the puck
Norrena congratulates Leclaire on the shutout