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Did Boston stop sucking?  Did Philadelphia fall apart like a disappointing pancake?  Did this guy’s terrible teammate act as metaphor for why the Blue Jackets can’t do anything right?  


Colorado Avalanche 4 @ Columbus Blue Jackets 3 F/SO – Before I make fun of the Blue Jackets, I want to point out that they did earn a point last night with a shootout loss, however, their 0-for-4 showing on power plays makes them 0-for-20 for the young season. Colorado tried to be as chartable as they could, surrendering the lead twice against Columbus, but this game was destined for a shootout.  The teams had our new favorite acronym SOG (shots on goal) tied at 33 apiece. The ‘lanche, though, went 2-for-2 in the shootout, while the Blue Jackets were 1-for-3. Matt Douche…I mean Duchene had the winning goal for Colorado in the SO.
Boston Bruins 2 @ Carolina Hurricanes 3 – Carolina’s Cam Ward made several key saves late in this contest as the Canes held on to beat the defending champs in Raleigh. Boston went to the extra skater in the last minute and had several opportunities, but former playoffs MVP Ward was up for the task. Jari Tlusty put the winner in the net with seven minutes left in the game for the Black (their alternative jerseys are black) Hurricanes. Joni Pitkanan opened the scoring in the second period for Carolina getting a shot past Tim Thomas, the team teams each scored twice in the third.
Vancouver Canucks 4 @ Philadelphia Flyers 5 – The game of the night was in the city of brotherly love where the Flyers hosted the Canucks. The Flyers showed up their cross city neighbors, the Phillies, by scoring three goals in the first period building a 3-1 lead. The teams combined for three more goals in the second making it 4-3 entering the third period. Daniel Sedin of the Canucks scored a power play goal 3:39 into the third tying the game up. Nearly a minute later Andrej Meszaros of the Flyers beat Roberto Luongo and his perfect hair, giving the home team a win in their home opener, making the people of Philadelphia a little less bitter about their world falling apart like a batch of disappointing pancakes. Ok, maybe that’s not possible, but tonight they went home happy.

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