Saturday, March 10, 2007

Jackets equal NHL record

Similar to Crash Davis setting the record for career home runs in the minor leagues, last night the Jackets equaled the post-expansion, dubious NHL record of being shutout 14 times in a season, tying the 69-70 Penguins, and the 00-01 Wild. One more shutout, and the Jackets can have that record all to themselves.

The Jackets have 14 games to manage at least a goal in to keep themselves from owning the record all to themselves. (Facing the Preds in Nashville tonight could set the mark quickly, hasn't been a good season going up against the Preds, as the Jackets 0-6-1 record will attest.) But, the way this season has gone, it's only a matter of time before Ricky and the boys fail to net a goal in a game. Would somehow be a fitting, final kick in the teeth for this season...

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