7-12-5. That's what the Jackets' record is since the last time these teams met, including that game. That's not earth-shattering, because we know this team is bad. What about 6-16-1, though? Including a win against Columbus, that's what Montreal has done since that point in time. Turns out goaltending matters.
I will admit that I missed a chunk of the Calgary game and most of the Boston game. I watched highlights. I don't have much in the way of analysis. Team is bad. Opponent is struggling. Who knows what to expect?
Play well and lose. Sucks that that's my mantra right now, but, there it is.
Columbus Blue Jackets
(17-27-5, 39 Points; 8th division, 16th conference)
|Scott Hartnell||Alexander Wennberg||Brandon Saad|
|Boone Jenner||Brandon Dubinsky||Cam Atkinson|
|Kerby Rychel||William Karlsson||Nick Foligno|
|Matt Calvert||Gregory Campbell||Rene Bourque|
|Ryan Murray||Seth Jones|
|Jack Johnson||Justin Falk|
|Fedor Tyutin||Dalton Prout|
(24-20-4, 52 Points; 5th Division, 10th Conference)
|Max Pacioretty||Tomas Plekanec||Brendan Gallagher|
|Alex Galchenyuk||David Desharnais||Dale Weise|
|Tomas Fleischmann||Lars Eller||Daniel Carr|
|Brian Flynn||Torrey Mitchell||Devante Smith-Pelly|
|Andrei Markov||P.K. Subban|
|Alexei Emelin||Jeff Petry|
|Nathan Beaulieu||Mark Barberio|