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A Complete Game, and a Complete Ass Kicking

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Yes, folks, that did happen.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Columbus Blue Jackets Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Who saw THAT coming?

If your hand is up, put it down, you liar. Columbus controlled the entire game, start to finish. They outshot Montreal by about a billion to three in the first period (all numbers approximate). The Blue Jackets went wild from the get go. Markus Nutivaara was credited with his first NHL point on David Savard’s goal, the third of the night. At one point, the CBJ had 3 goals, while Montreal had 3 total shots on goal.

Four power play goals. This team is good. I don’t even know how to explain it. Tonight was the most complete game I’ve seen the CBJ play since the playoff season.

Franchise record for players with points in a game with 16.

First ten goal shut out in 20+ years.

Astounding. Fun. One of a kind.

One game out of 82. On to St. Louis.

To sum up the game?