Saundrine Lanouette made here Busted Coverage debut way back in 2012 when NHL players was locked and so were the Columbus Blue Jackets ice girls.
I thought it was only appropriate to bring Saundrine back for an update since the Blue Jackets are now in the middle of a bitter battle against the Penguins in the first round of the NHL playoffs. Down 2-1 in the series, Columbus gave up three goals in the third period Monday night to lose 4-3.
The Blue Jackets ice girls will get at least one more home game (Wed., 7 EST, NBCSN).
As for @slanouette33, she used to play goalie for the Ohio State women’s hockey team (even had a short stint in the Bikini Hockey League). She has a degree in broadcasting (LinkedIn resume) and has dreams of being a sports reporter. How hasn’t NBCSN or CBC hired her? Let her start on the .com side, get her feet wet, let her grow into the job and then you have her interviewing Crosby between periods in 2016.
Until then, Saundrine will be cleaning the ice for the Blue Jackets and hoping for a miracle in this series.