1st Period Update — CBJ 1 Pittsburgh 0
By: Jeff Little • March 12th, 2009
What a crowd, what an effort!!!! After enduring the first five minutes of full frontal assault by the Penguins, the Jackets found their legs, got the puck deep, and got playing Hitch-Hockey. Mason was instrumental in keeping things at bay until we got into rhythm.
Huselius threw a beautiful change-up through the 5 hole, and the forecheck really had the Penguins off guard. Voracek has been huge, Nash and Huselius strong, and Williams, Novotny looking good. Russel and usual suspects have been solid on defense, but need to be a little more careful with the puck.
10-10 in shots, 2-0 in takeaways, 9-5 in faceoffs, 1 giveaway to 2 for Pitt, close in hits CBJ 9, Pitt 11.
Keep it up boys!!!
A native of the SF Bay Area, my first exposure to hockey was the SF/Oakland/California Golden Seals, including Charlie Finley and the white skates. Fast forward to the late 1980's when Gretzky and the Kings came up to the Bay Area for an exhibition game at the Oakland Coliseum Arena, for which we had glass seats. I was at the first San Jose Sharks game in the Cow Palace, and followed them for their first few pathetic years, before moving to Columbus in 1994. I attended the first pro-NHL rally downtown, and have been a season ticket holder since Day 1, wife & I are active in the Jacket Backers, and son is an avid fan as well. I cover the Jackets for Inside Hockey, and contribute regularly to a variety of hockey sites. I maintain contact with the Jackets organization, and like to dig into stories, bringing a fresh, and sometimes irreverent perspective to hockey.
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