During his NHL career, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella has cultivated a reputation for demanding his players sacrifice themselves to block shots.
"No, you guys do that," Tortorella said to reporters after Columbus’ 4-0 win against the Predators on Friday. "You guys say that. I just consider it part of defense."
Either way, the Blue Jackets threw themselves in front of the Predators' shots all night, blocking 26 total, including 14 in the first period.