Due to family and work commitments combined with the crazy late West Coast start times, we're unfortunately missing an official game preview. Thank goodness for moving to the Eastern Conference next year.
To make up for it, here's an all day edition of the game thread.
Hit the comments to talk about what it feels like to be in a playoff spot and what's in store for tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings.
Puck drops at 10:30 EDT on FSOhio. The team we want to lose has a blog: Jewels from the Crown
Will the Jackets extend their winning streak to six and hang on to their playoff spot? With a little bit of luck involving the Phoenix Coyotes beating the St. Louis Blues tonight, a Jackets win could put them in 7th for the evening. After Calgary beating Detroit last night to sweep the season series and help the Jackets into 8th, anything is possible.