Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 8/30/14
Lets just say the Columbus Blue Jackets were given that most-elusive second chance to make a first impression, and they made the most of it. Thursday nights game in Detroit was the first the Blue Jackets would play in front of new general manager Jarmo Kekalainen, who joined the team in the Motor City from his native Finland. It took a few days for the NHLs first-ever European GM to get all of his papers in order after being named to his position last week. But he had finally arrived in North America, and you can imagine the excitement level was high for him and the team when he addressed the players Monday at Joe Louis Arena and then settled in to see his guys take on the Red Wings. A funny thing happened, though, on the way to impressing the new boss. On the first shift of the game, Columbus coughed up the puck in its own zone, and talented Red Wings rookie Damien Brunner swept it from the left doorstep through the five-hole of Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. Eighteen se...
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