(importantly updated below! don't miss the important updates!)
pictured above: Rick Nash, without his helmet on, you must understand
I think the key to winning this one is to score early and often. Can't afford to make too many mistakes against a team like the Columbus "We Used to Have Ron Hainsey and Foolishly Let Him Go" Blue Jackets.
Let's hope we DO score early and often, not just for the sake of winning but because I remember the last Blue Jackets-Thrashers game was honest to God, no exaggeration, the single most boring hockey game I've ever witnessed. It made me sad.
For no particular reason other than it's been in my head, the game day tune:
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Your editor has just been made aware that the Blue Jackets played the San Jose Sharks last night and the game went all the way to a shootout, which they lost. My, I bet they're tired, physically and spiritually!