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What can never be a good thing are back-to-back penalties, especially when you pile on three consecutive penalties.
The penalty-kill team for the Jackets did a valiant job of staving off the hungry Predators in the middle period, but finally conceded a goal.
Where you cannot find fault with the Blue Jackets is in their hearts.
Derek Dorsett incurred a penalty after trying to protect his blue line without a stick, which he had passed on to a teammate that lost his stick. As the puck flew in mid-air in front of Dorsett, he gloved it for a fraction of a second and then tossed it into the Nashville half. As one penalty ended, another began with Dorsett taking a seat in the penalty box.
Going forward, the Jackets will have to show greater discipline and ensure penalties are kept to a minimum—especially the consecutive variety. Once again, "competitive composure" is needed by the Jackets.