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Good Morning!

It’s the Cleveland Indians home opener. So, you know what that means?! IT SNOWED LAST NIGHT!!

The snow is good for our hockey teams. It keeps their mind on the ice and not on a beach in Florida. Maybe this snow will help propel the Cleveland Monsters and Columbus Blue Jackets into the playoffs. Both teams are so close to clinching a spot we can taste it.

Due to the push for playoffs, the Jackets have reeled us back in again. We just can’t seem to quit the Blue Jackets.

Either the Monsters or the Jackets will make the playoffs. Maybe both. Don’t believe us? Just watch.

Speaking of playoffs, the last episode of The Cannon Cast was full of playoff talk involving the Jackets and Monsters. We even learned a little bit about the newest Monsters, Alexandre Texier.

Our very own Elaine Shircliff was a guest on the Silky N’ Filthy podcast discussing the Blue Jackets and Torts.

SB Nation’s hockey editorial manager, Steph Driver, gave an interview about how she got into sports and surviving a stroke. It’s one of the most interesting things you will listen to this week. You can find the interview here.

Bill Davidge announced he will retire at the end of the season. It will be weird to turn on Fox Sports Ohio and not hear Davidge’s superb analysis of the game we love.

In more shocking news, the staff at The Cannon finally agreed on something. Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre would be the perfect replacement for Davidge.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets are hot right now. Who would have thought they would be on a win streak towards the end of the season.

On March 26th, the Jackets took care of business and shut out the New York Islanders, 4-0.

The Blue Jackets kept the fire power going on Thursday with a huge 6-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Saturday brought another high scoring game from the Jackets. They took down the Nashville Predators, 5-2.

Sunday. Oh Sunday. The Jackets proved just how hot they are with a 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

The push for playoffs has been fun!!

Cleveland Monsters

Another team on the push for playoffs is the Cleveland Monsters. They split the weekend with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 1-0-0-1. Taking three out of four points helped keep them in the race for the playoffs.

Ohio Hockey News

On Sunday, the Cincinnati Cyclones fell to the Toledo Walleye in overtime, 2-1.

Speaking of the Toledo Walleye, they have two new goalies, Trevor Gorsuch and Jeff Lerg, on their squad as they head towards playoffs.

Bowling Green State University was able to force overtime but were taken down by Minnesota Duluth in the NCAA tournament.

Denver shutout Ohio State in the NCAAA tournament, 2-0.

Brett Murray of the Youngstown Phantoms broke the franchise record for most goals in a season by scoring his 28th goal against Team USA.

Sports News Around Ohio

The Columbus Crew SC announced this weekend they will be adding Sigi Schmid to the “Circle of Honor”. Schmid is a former coach of the crew and passed away last December.

The Cleveland Indians fell to the Minnesota Twins, 9-3. Up next for the Indians is the Home Opener on Monday, April 1st.

The Cincinnati Reds didn’t have quite the start they hoped for either. On Sunday, they fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-0.

The Cleveland Cavaliers SB Nation site Fear the Sword also has a podcast. On their latest episode, they discuss Collin Sexton and the success he’s had this season.

Dawgs By Nature discuss how moving Austin Corbett to guard may not be an easy transition for him.

Mike Brown has a lot of confidence in Andy Dalton. Yet, the Cincinnati Bengals are not giving him an extension in 2019. Interesting.