How about the lack of drive in the last minutes of the game? For the second straight game, the Jackets blew a one goal lead in the third, only to try to take it to overtime. They weren't trying to win the game—rather, not lose it. Didn’t work in Edmonton, but they managed to squeeze into OT tonight.
Once it went to the shootout, I figured they’d be fine. Mason has been a sieve lately, but that’s been on the scramble. He was great in the Vancouver shootout, but got beat on a nice move from Bertuzzi.
The break couldn’t have come any sooner.