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Columbus Blue Jackets

Venue: Nationwide Arena | Coach: Todd Richards
Conference Team RankingsGF AverageGA AveragePower Play
Blue Jackets2.762.5819.29%
Power Rankings
If the Jackets can't hold on to their playoff spot -- they have four games in five days this week -- they'll look back at the loss to Chicago on Friday in the final seconds.
The window has been left open for them in the East but the Blue Jackets haven't exactly climbed through with a 4-4-1 record recently. Still, they have a wild-card spot for now.
The Blue Jackets picked a bad time to lose three of four. None will sting more than being shut out on Long Island. The door was opened for them but the offense has gone MIA.
Perhaps this move up is a little late for the Blue Jackets but better late than never. Since the calendar turned to 2014 they are 18-7-2, one of the best marks in the league.
Dear Columbus: You should come check us out a bit more, we're pretty good as four wins in our past five games can attest. We don't need no Gaborik. Signed, the Blue Jackets.
Still just one of six East teams with a positive goal differential, the Blue Jackets are actually the healthy team they were meant to be, or closer to it. Watch out East?
Making the tour of California is a tough way to enter the break but they still earned half the points. The Jackets remain one of just six teams in the East with a plus goal differential.
The Jackets got back on track in resounding fashion after three straight losses. Ryan Johansen is a guy more people should be talking about; he's really taken the next step.
Saturday was the Blue Jackets' first loss in nine games and was also the first time they didn't score at least three goals in that time. Their recent run has them in excellent shape.
Consider the big jump this week a market correction. The Blue Jackets are officially the hottest team in hockey with six straight victories.
Preseason Power Rankings
Mixed bag in the first week; bad home-opening loss to Calgary, good come-from-behind win at the Isles. Could be story of their season.
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