The city of Columbus has been waiting a long time for a team like this season's Blue Jackets. This is just the second time in 14 years they have made the postseason and in their first go-round they never even had a lead, let alone win a game.
So when the Blue Jackets came back from Pittsburgh with a 1-1 series split before Monday's Game 3, the city and Nationwide Arena was ready and waiting. Despite the short drive from Pittsburgh, the arena was full of blue and very little black and yellow. Clearly it had the Jackets jacked.
As if that start wasn't good enough, Jack Johnson found his way in front of the crease in a bit of a scramble and was there to score his third goal in as many games in this series. Not even three and a half minutes in and it was 2-0 Blue Jackets.
It was alsmost as if the Penguins were shell-shocked by the atmosphere and so after the second goal, the second in just three shots on net, Dan Bylsma called timeout.
There might be something to this hockey team in Columbus this year.