The Blue Jackets put together three strong periods against an undisciplined team at Nationwide Arena last night. This was a whipping with a distinct snap to it.
Nikolai Zherdev returned with all of his snake-charming wiles and scored a pair of goals. Rick Nash and Duvie Westcott each had a goal and an assist. David Vyborny had three assists and Anson Carter scored his first goal in Jackets blue.