Seahawks-Jaguars fight product of frustration: ‘That’s the way it goes’

Jaguars center Brandon Linder was still steaming several minutes after Sunday’s 30-24 win over the Seahawks at EverBank Field.

The loss didn’t sit well with the Seahawks (8-5), who had two players ejected in the final minute. Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson was ejected for throwing a punch during a melee that included defensive tackle Michael Bennett and Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette.

More pushing and shoving occurred after the next play, and defensive end Quinton Jefferson was tossed. Jefferson tried to climb into the stands after getting hit with what looked like a plastic bottle. Seattle coach Pete Carroll also got flagged for coming onto the field. Carroll walked into Seattle’s huddle, possibly to calm his players down.

He’s been held without a point in the last six games. … F Sonny Milano was recalled from Cleveland of the American Hockey League and started on the third line but was sent back after the game. … Blue Jackets D Ryan Murray missed his sixth game with an upper-body injury. Scott Harrington again skated in his place.

Neither the Edmonton Oilers nor the Columbus Blue Jackets are operating like well-oiled machines at this point in the season, but one team is getting far better results.

The Blue Jackets (19-10-1) enter their Tuesday night game against the Oilers in Nationwide Arena sitting atop the Metropolitan Division standings after 30 games.

Columbus got there despite having the worst power play in the league at 9.41 percent. The Blue Jackets also are struggling mightily to score goals at even strength, but they continue to win.
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