The score was a little closer in the end, but honestly this was uglier than the Calgary game.
Jackets went down very early again, as in Calgary. But unlike that game, they roared back with some strong play by Voracek and Huselius, and ultimately took a 4-1 lead. Then the wheels fell off and Edmonton went on a tear, with the final score 6-4 bad guys. Five point nights by both Penner and Hemsky.
The loss drops the Jackets into ninth in the conference, out of the playoffs. It’s early yet, so we needn’t panic too much, but it’s always best to avoid the wild scramble at the end of the year.
Hejda and Commodore can’t come back soon enough!
On to Anaheim…