Sunday, October 25, 2015
Tortorella is Happy for His Boys, as 'Jackets end Woeful Slide
Richards out, Torts in, as Blue Jackets Look to Save Season “If there is one guy I’m familiar with, it’s him,” said Tortorella, according to BlueJacketsXtra. “He’s just a competitor. He just does all the things." He added: “He may do some stupid things along the way, but it’s always through effort. He was huge at the end, with the faceoffs, the blocked shots. I’m happy for him. He wanted to win this. He wanted to will it. He found a way.” Columbus can now settle into some semblance of normalcy, with the 20,000 piano finally of their collective back. “We celebrate it,” Dubinsky said, according to Shawn Mitchell of BlueJackets Xtra. “It’s been a long while since we’ve e had this type of feeling in this dressing room. We’ll enjoy tonight, understanding that we’ve got to get to work and that this is the type of effort that we need to win in this league.” Columbus has had its share of struggles this year, but they've avoided becoming the second NHL season to open a season with more than eight consecutive losses. The longest losing streak to start a season in history was held by the 1943-44 New York Rangers, who lost 11 in a row.