Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Coach Ken Hitchcock thought the Blues were mentally drained in Columbus after beating the Red Wings in a shootout the previous day. This time he thought the Blue Jackets' patience was the key.
"They're so disciplined in their checking that you just know going into the game you're not going to get many chances," Hitchcock said. "We're not becoming impatient or forcing the issue."
Columbus finished 4-4 against the Blues, while taking three of four on the road. Three of St. Louis' victories in the season series came in shootouts.