The Blue Jackets have developed an uncanny and unflattering knack this season of collapsing at the most demoralizing time -- in the final 90 seconds of periods.
According to The Columbus Dispatch, the Blue Jackets have allowed 19 goals in the final 90 seconds of periods this season, including 11 in the third period.
Five of those late third-period goals have been scored in an empty Blue Jackets net, but that's still six goals -- in 29 games -- that have taken points off the Blue Jackets' ledger.
"We seem to be a team that, when momentum swings, we get back on our heels," Arniel said. "It might be some history here, some of the things that have happened over the years. I just think that our mentality switches from positive to negative very quickly.
"We have experienced people on the ice, people who have earned the opportunity to be out there (late in games), but they don't make experienced plays or experienced decisions. That can be frustrating, and it's obviously hurt us."