With 14 games to spare, the Blue Jackets have made history. Their 5-3 victory in Philadelphia Monday night was their 44th of the season, breaking the franchise record for victories. They also now have 94 points, an all-time record for points.
"It's great for the people and for you guys to talk about, but we're looking at other things," Coach John Tortorella said. "Quite honestly we're looking at our next game and trying to get better as a team. You don't make your name with regular season records. We've been a pretty good road here and we're just trying to find our way so we get another opportunity to play."
The win Monday night was a little improbable, given the amount of time the Jackets spent in the penalty box. The CBJ committed a season high 8 penalties--virtually playing more than a third of the game, a man down.
"That's a good win by us...I'm not saying a bad word about the team," Tortorella said. "They fought their way through and found a way to win."
Here's more from Tortorella and also Brandon Dubinsky, who snapped a 3-3 third period tie with a power play goal that turned out to be the game winner.