Lots of games on TV tonight and I’m doing my best to watch most of them.
-Detroit loses at home to Atlanta, 2-0. Boy, did Atlanta look good. Detroit put 40 shots on goal and Ondrej Pavelec stopped them all. Ron Hainsey plays 20 minutes, is +1, and made some fine defensive plays throughout the game.
-Montreal travels to Pittsburgh and loses, 3-1. They did not look like the team that ran past Columbus last night. They were tired and never got going.
-I’ve been watching the Nashville at Colorado game until now. The Predators jumped to a quick 2-0 lead in the first, Colorado went up 3-2 in the second, but Shea Weber ties it with a minute to go in the second. Adam Foote is still out.
-The game of the night is Chicago at San Jose, which just started. Marian Hossa makes his debut tonight. Both teams are hot, 8-1-1 in their last ten games.
-I heard that Ken Hitchcock had the Jackets working on chipping the puck today for the entire practice. Hitch’s idea of a perfect game would have the Jackets chipping the puck about 150 feet down the ice, just enough to avoid an icing call. My idea of a perfect game would have the Jackets scoring more goals than their opponent.