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Game Thread #2 - Blue Jackets vs. Islanders

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Right back at it!

Who doesn't like a shot of Anton Stralman getting crushed?
Who doesn't like a shot of Anton Stralman getting crushed?
Bruce Bennett

This is the first "division game" for the Blue Jackets within the new Metropolitan Division. Good times.

Who really knows what the lineup will look like? Jared Boll is with the team, Fedor Tyutin is not. Sergei Bobrovsky is in net again, and Evgeni Nabokov will be in goal for the Islanders.

I don't think I need to say it again, but just in case, I will. No more fancy schmancy passes, tonight, boys. Try to maybe cut down on turnovers. Don't hang your goalie out to dry by leaving guys uncovered on the door step. Shoot the puck instead of trying that sick drop pass to no one.

In all seriousness, I'm hopeful that the Jackets knocked enough rust off last night that we'll see the team we know is lurking in there somewhere. No more NHL debuts, no more rusty legs, no more lack of game action in a week. In short, no more excuses.