Before the game, we dropped in at Boston's and ran into our friends Michael and Chuck.
Bottom line: the Columbus Blue Jackets got swept in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by the Detroit Red Wings. The score of the clinching final game in Nationwide Arena was 6-5. The Redwings scored a power play goal with 46.6 seconds to go in the game in the aftermath of a disputed penalty call. Lisa and I were there, and yes, we and all the onlooking Blue Jackets fans were disappointed.
But anyone who was in attendance will agree that is far from the whole story. First, despite the sweep, it was important for the Jackets to play a respectable game and they certainly did that coming back twice from two goal deficits before bowing to the reigning Stanley Cup champions. In the first 2 1/2 games , the Jackets, experiencing their maiden playoff voyage, had difficulty adjusting to the ramped up intensity. They were starting to get the hang of it toward the end of the series and they easily could have won game 4 with better luck.