BlueJackets.com and Jackets TV asked fans in May to vote for the Greatest Game in CBJ History. The choices were: a 7-6 OT win at Florida on Mar. 9, 2001, a 5-4 OT win vs. Colorado on Feb. 28, 2004, 1 4-3 win at Anaheim on Jan. 5, 2007, a 4-3 shootout win at Chicago on Apr. 8, 2009 and an 8-1 win vs. St. Louis on Nov. 10, 2010. Your votes have been counted and the final results are:
WINNER: Apr. 8, 2009 – 4-3 SO win at Chicago (63.3% of the vote)
Needing one point to clinch the first playoff appearance in franchise history, Columbus overcame 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to earn that point when Rick Nash scored at 14:30 of the third period to force overtime before 21,536 fans at United Center. Fedor Tyutin added the game-winner in the shootout.
Nov. 10, 2010 – 8-1 win vs. St. Louis - 17. 4%
Fourteen Blue Jackets registered points, including nine with multi-point games, and Steve Mason made 29 saves in the most lopsided win in franchise history.
Jan. 5, 2007 – 4-3 win at Anaheim - 8.8%
The Blue Jackets mounted the greatest comeback in club history, overcoming a 3-0 deficit midway through the third period to beat the eventual Stanley cup champion Ducks 4-3 at the Honda Center.
Feb. 28, 2004 – 5-4 OT win vs. Colorado - 7.7%
The Avalanche led 2-0 midway through the 2nd period and looked like they’d keep their unbeaten streak vs. Columbus in tact (13-0-1) but Marc Denis stopped Paul Kariya on a penalty shot and Jackets stormed back to take a 4-3 lead.
Mar. 9, 2001 – 7-6 OT win at Florida - 2.8%
The highest scoring game in club history saw the Jackets overcome 2-0 and 4-2 deficits, take a 5-4 lead and fall behind 6-5 before tying the game at 14:46 of the third and winning it 43 seconds into OT.
Each month, Jackets.com and Jackets TV will let fans vote on the greatest moments in the 10 seasons of Columbus Blue Jackets hockey. Here is out it works.
•During the first week of each month, that month’s category will be revealed via the club’s Twitter and Facebook pages. Fans will be asked to email their suggestions to contest@BlueJackets.com. Five finalists will be selected.
•Voting will begin mid-month and conclude at the end of the month. Every person who votes will be eligible to win a Blue Jackets prize. The winner will be selected at random.
Thanks to everyone who voted and congratulations to Thomas Bastian of Columbus who was the winner of a Blue Jackets Third Jersey.