Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Columbus Blue Jackets Edition)

The hardwatching staff has no idea why they’re called the Blue Jackets, but last night the Columbus hockey squad won their first Stanley Cup Playoff game ever in dramatic fashion.

After squandering one power play in the first overtime and killing off two Pittsburgh Penguins overtime power plays (the latter of which extended :33 into the second overtime), the Blue Jackets made short work of it.

Game recap:

 

 

Let the wild Eastern Conference rumpus begin!

 

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5 Responses to Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Columbus Blue Jackets Edition)

  1. Jan Dumas says:

    Really you don’t know why they are called the Blue Jackets? I must remind you of a semi recent event, where two sides of an issue went to war. One side wore Grey Jackets, the other side BLUE Jackets.

  2. “The Blue Jackets name was selected because the name pays homage to Ohio’s contributions to American history and the great pride and patriotism exhibited by its citizens, especially during the Civil War as both the state of Ohio and the city of Columbus were significantly influential on the Union Army. Ohio contributed more of its population to the Union Army than any other state, while many of the Blue Coats worn by the Union soldiers were manufactured in Columbus.”

    http://bluejackets.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=479316

  3. Pingback: Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs: Yesterday Was 2/2/14 | Campaign Outsider

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