St. Louis 4, Columbus 3 (SO). The Blue Jackets only got one point, but it was worth it just to see the team get pissed off and come back to life. T.J. Oshie, doing his Tyson Nash impersonation, skated all the way in from Kansas City to run Rick Nash. Don Koharski, soon to be a former NHL Official, did not see anything wrong, but that’s OK, he still got his paycheck. (Thank you, Greg Kimmerly, for the demonstration of the signal for CHARGING.)
For those of you who were patient with ESPN yesterday and could watch hockey all day, you were treated to a spectacular set of college games. Cornell won with just 17 seconds left after being down by two goals. New Hampshire tied North Dakota with just .3 seconds showing on the clock. Air Force was finally beaten in a second OT when video review showed that the puck went through the net. Notre Dame haters rejoiced as Bemidji State crushed the Irish. Miami is going to the Frozen Four, beating out two higher-seeded teams. Even Ohio State kept fighting to the end against a much-tougher Boston University team.
The Blue Jackets also put on a great show after the hit on Nash. They nearly won the game in overtime, but Chris Mason held on. Tonight will be a different story for St. Louis when the Jackets return the favor.