Jackets 1, Wings 0

I know that all those silly sports fan superstitions that hold that some behavior on the part of individual fans can affect the outcome of a game are bunk. That what I wear to the game or where I eat before the game or whatever can somehow control what happens on the ice — come on now. But still…

YOU’RE WELCOME, EVERYBODY.

I decide to skip going to the game last night for a variety of reasons — which altogether added up to “I feel like sitting home on the couch” — and they pull off a hard-fought, tight, goalie battle of an OT win against the hated Red Wings. In front of a sellout crowd (at least I can say I was part of the sellout, since this game was in my 20-pack and as such, my ticket was bought and paid-for). What a night to miss. Although my couch was very comfortable and the already-been-paid-for beer tasted good.

The Jackets had been looking somewhat better in the games leading up to last night, even with the wins not coming, so hopefully this signifies that some sort of corner has been turned, and they can start putting some points on the board again. Hopefully. We’ve seen some false dawns already in the last two nightmarish months.

Jackets go again tonight on Long Island. We’ll get to see the CBJ debuts of Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina.

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