It’s common when the Jackets lose to a team beneath them in standings to say that they “played down” to the level of their opposition. To say that after tonight’s game would be a grave insult to the St. Louis Blues, who just straight outplayed the Jackets for 60 minutes. Their passes were sharper, their skating swifter, their shots on net, their scoring chances better, their defense more stalwart, their Mason more of a brick wall.
This is the first time in awhile I’ve heard the boo birds at Nationwide Arena directing their rancor at the home team. But it was richly deserved for that mediocre effort.
I could write more, but seriously, I don’t want to waste any more time on that game…I already wasted three hours going to it. Let’s just move past it and get on to Tuesday, when they can get one back against…uh oh, Nashville.