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Game 70: Here it goes again…

OK GO says it better than words ever could:

Let’s recap those lyrics, in case you’re unfamiliar:

Just when you think that you’re in control
Just when you think that you’ve got a hold
Just when you get on a roll
Here it goes, here it goes, here it goes again
Oh, here it goes again
I should have known, should have known, should have known again
But here it goes again
Oh, here it goes again

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Sound familiar?

Ample opportunities. Uncapitalized upon. Points left on the table.

Against Detroit. Really stings, doesn’t it? A nice, firm kick in the jewels.

There isn’t much to say about this game. They’re in a holding pattern in twelfth place, but it’s starting to feel like 1200th.

Game 69: Thoughts & Observations

– The Blue Jackets lost this game the way they have lost most of their season: by blowing ample opportunities to put the game away. They were able to pull Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask away from his net and give themselves a handful of golden, empty-net opportunities but were only able to capitalize on two chances – one from Scottie Upshall in front of a completely empty net.
– Their powerplay was nothing to write home about. In fact – only Boston scored on the Jackets’ PP.
– Steve Mason made some key stops. He had a quick glove and looked rather confident coming off the big W in Raleigh.
– Fedor Tyutin was – and pardon our Russian – Fyucking Terrible. The last two games especially, Tyutin has been incredibly soft on the defensive side of things. In Carolina he took two penalties while illegally defending because he was too slow to keep up otherwise, and against Boston he was just flat out no good. Yet, Scott Arniel remains a fan and rewards TurnoverTyutin with 25 minutes of ice time on a regular night. Who knows why.
– Paging Rick Nash. Repeat, paging Rick Nash. Where, oh where, has Rick Nash’s scoring ability gone? Somewhere in the septic tank with the team’s playoff hopes. He hasn’t scored since February 22nd. He’s garnered assists – somehow – but his effort has been really poor. It isn’t news to anybody that Rick Nash’s “streakiness” has hints of “just not giving a sh*t” but as the team has dropped out of the running, so has Nash’s momentum. Nash apologists would disagree, but the $7.8M man has been a disappointment when he was needed the most.