2nd-seeded ’08-’09 Blue Jackets Defeat 7th-seeded ’09-’10 Blue Jackets in Six Games After Trailing in Series 2-1

The 2nd-seeded ’08-’09 Blue Jackets dominated Game 1 by outshooting the 7th-seeded ’09-’10 Blue Jackets 58-30. However, the ’09-’10 Blue Jackets took the opening game by a score of 4-2 as goaltender Steve Mason made 56 saves in the win. The ’08-’09 Blue Jackets had a big advantage in shots in Game 2, but had the end result this time. With the game tied 2-2 late in the third, Rick Nash scored twice for the top seed, including an empty-netter to seal their first win of the series. Game 3 was even, except for the score. The ’09-’10 Blue Jackets won 5-1 with Nash’s four points and Antoine Vermette‘s two goals leading the way.

The ’08-’09 Blue Jackets responded by taking Game 4 by a final of 5-3 to tie the series up at two. Jason Williams led the offense as he posted two goals and one assist in the win. In Game 5, the ’09-’10 Blue Jackets tied the game 2-2 thanks to a Vermette goal at the 12:12 mark. The period finished 2-2, but the ’08-’09 Blue Jackets scored four goals in the third to win 6-2. Nash scored twice in just the first 32 seconds of the period. Then, in Game 6, the ’09-’10 Blue Jackets took an early lead thanks to a Raffi Torres goal a minute and a half into the game. They would trail 2-1 after the first period, however. They would then trail 4-2 after two periods. R.J. Umberger made it a one-goal game just a little over a minute into the third and then Vermette tied the game for the ’09-’10 Blue Jackets with almost seven minutes left in the third. Unfortunately for them, defenseman Marc Methot broke the tie with three plus minutes left for the ’08-’09 Blue Jackets and Mason would close the door to hold on for the series-clinching 5-4 win.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’09-’10 Blue Jackets 1 1 2 4
’08-’09 Blue Jackets 1 0 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’09-’10 CBJ – 4   ’08-’09 CBJ – 2     (1-0 ’09-’10 CBJ)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Steve Mason (’09-’10 CBJ) – W   2.00 GAA   .966 SV% (56 SV’s)

2nd Star: C – Antoine Vermette (’09-’10 CBJ) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   2 S

3rd Star: D – Kris Russell (’09-’10 CBJ) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +2   0 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’09-’10 Blue Jackets 0 0 2 2
’08-’09 Blue Jackets 1 0 3 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’08-’09 CBJ – 4  ’09-’10 CBJ – 2     (1-1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Rick Nash (’08-’09 CBJ) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   Even   9 S

2nd Star: C – R.J. Umberger (’09-’10 CBJ) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   Even   3 S

3rd Star: G – Steve Mason (’08-’09 CBJ) – W   2.00 GAA   .935 SV% (29 SV’s)

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’08-’09 Blue Jackets 0 1 0 1
’09-’10 Blue Jackets 2 2 1 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’09-’10 CBJ – 5   ’08-’09 CBJ – 1    (2-1 ’09-’10 CBJ)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Rick Nash (’09-’10 CBJ) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +2   4 S

2nd Star: G – Steve Mason (’09-’10 CBJ) – W   1.00 GAA   .977 SV% (43 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Antoine Vermette (’09-’10 CBJ) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   4 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’08-’09 Blue Jackets 3 1 1 5
’09-’10 Blue Jackets 2 0 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’08-’09 CBJ – 5   ’09-’10 CBJ – 3    (2-2)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Jason Williams (’08-’09 CBJ) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   5 S

2nd Star: LW – Rick Nash (’09-’10 CBJ) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   Even   8 S

3rd Star: G – Steve Mason (’08-’09 CBJ) – W   3.00 GAA   .923 SV% (36 SV’s)

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’09-’10 Blue Jackets 1 1 0 2
’08-’09 Blue Jackets 1 1 4 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ’08-’09 CBJ – 6  ’09-’10 CBJ – 2     (3-2 ’08-’09 CBJ)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Rick Nash (’08-’09 CBJ) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +4   12 S

2nd Star: D – Fedor Tyutin (’08-’09 CBJ) – 0 G   4 A   4 P   +3   6 S

3rd Star: RW – Jason Williams (’08-’09 CBJ) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +4   8 S

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’08-’09 Blue Jackets 2 2 1 5
’09-’10 Blue Jackets 1 1 2 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’08-’09 CBJ – 5   ’09-’10 CBJ – 4    (4-2 ’08-’09 CBJ)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Rick Nash (’08-’09 CBJ) – 0 G   4 A   4 P   +1   10 S

2nd Star: G – Steve Mason (’09-’10 CBJ) – L   5.00 GAA   .925 SV% (62 SV’s)

3rd Star: RW – Jason Williams (’08-’09 CBJ) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   9 S

Up next is the 3-6 matchup between the ’12-’13 Blue Jackets and the ’07-’08 Blue Jackets!

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