Game Previews

Take Another Step Forward

The Jackets proved many things to themselves, the Penguins, and their collective doubters. Now, they return home to Nationwide Arena with a chance to take another step toward playoff glory.

Penguins / Jackets: Game 1 Preview

Put On Your War Paint

Finish The Right Way

The Jackets are still alive for any of the three possible playoffs spots, provided Philly continues to struggle and, well, provided the Jackets can beat the lowly Panthers.

In, But (Hopefully) Not Done

The Blue Jackets did what they had to do early in the week, nailing down a playoff spot. Now, with two games to go, there's still some work to be done if they have designs on moving up in the seedings.

Well, At Least It's 1-0!

Obviously, no malice is intended toward the previous game and what happened (and any perceived is directed at the NHL itself), but we finally get to put this game to bed.

Close It Out In Style

The Jackets end their home slate tonight as the Coyotes come to town. Two points would put Columbus ever so close to clinching the right to have at least two more games at NWA.

Regain The Swagger

The Jackets had some swagger on Thursday night. They hung in against a good team on Friday, only to have their souls stolen Shang-Tsung style on Friday. No time for sulking.

No Rest For The Weary

Riding high from a big win last night, the Jackets don't get any time to rest on their laurels. Thankfully the Blackhawks also played last night. Whatever happens... JUST. GET. POINTS.

Still There For The Taking?

The Jackets are probably more focused on hanging on to a Wild Card, but let's not ignore that this game still has some significance in the Metro.

Like A Snowball Rolling Downhil

The Jackets have had four nights off in the last six days, so hopefully they'll be fresh for a crazy sprint to the finish. Eight games in 12 days starts tonight!



The Hurricanes started a dismal 1-3 slide for the Blue Jackets after securing a win in Columbus last week. Now it's time to take those points back.

Last Chance To Save The Season

That might be a bit much, but this game--if the Jackets want to continue having playoff aspirations--is absolutely huge.

Stakes Never Higher

It's probably hyperbole to say that this game is the biggest game in franchise history, but to this date it kind of is. It's Rick Nash night, and these two teams both need these two points in an insane way.

Il s'agit de devenir fou!

The Jackets have had a day to get over their tough loss on Tuesday. They now kick off a crazy run to finish the season, including FIVE back-to-backs. It's about to get crazy.

The Calm Before the Storm

The Jackets welcome the free-falling Hurricanes to Nationwide before embarking on a ridiculous closing schedule to try to secure a playoff berth.

Mr. Todd's Wild Ride

Yes, that's a lame title. That said, it's going to be a wild run to the finish, and given how things ended up with the Wild last year and Todd Richards' history in Minnesota, I figured: why not?

Fishing For Second Place

The Jackets--with some help--could play their way into second place tonight. But, it will be a tall order against the Sharks.

Trying To Move Forward

The Jackets are back home tonight, and try to shake off the shocking circumstances of last night in Dallas.

Lone-Star Sequel

The Jackets and Stars rematch after last Tuesday's game in Columbus.

Cue The Imperial March...'s DARTH VADER!!

Windy City Showdown

The Jackets come out of the trade deadline entering their toughest remaining stretch of games (in one man's opinion). A win tonight would be, how you say, huge.


Both teams on the second night of a back-to-back with travel, both teams fighting for their playoff lives in their last games before the trading deadline.

Game Preview #61 - Leaf Sweep

The Jackets look to make up some ground in the Wild Card as they have a chance for a season sweep against Toronto.

Game 60 Preview: Now or Never

After looking sloppy in their first post-Olympic game on Thursday evening, the Jackets look to get back on track against the Panthers.

The Sprint Begins!

The Jackets are back! With 24 games to make up 3 points in either the division or the Wild Card standings, it's an all-out dash to the finish line. Along the way, they look to complete the season-sweep of the Devils tonight.

Swan Song: Part Un

It's the last game before the break, so naturally it starts in the middle of the [bleep]ing night.

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