A tough, tight, checking period for most of the time. The Jackets did a great job of keeping composure and pressure on. Umberger stepped to the front this period, with everyone chipping in. Although Mase was not busy, he made some key stops on the ocassional miscue. Even though we are not scoring a lot of hits, we are being physical and are clearly disrupting Pittsburgh's offense.
How perfect is it that our second goal comes from a great forecheck by Vermette, who centers to Williams, who roofs a nifty backhand over Fleury's shoulder? Both nifty pickups by Howson!
14 shots to 9 for the CBJ in the second. Give credit to Fleury for a few outrageous saves during that frame, keeping his club in the game.
Jackets are looking very solid. Much more of a defensive struggle than I expected! CBJ need a PP goal in the 3rd.