- Oilers beat the Stars
- Canucks beat the Wild
- The Sharks beat the Predators in overtime
After the night's dust settled, the CBJ's playoff chances rose to 10.6%. Every little game helps at this point! In addition, the Blue Jackets sit in 12th place, 5 points behind the 8th place Calgary Flames.
Ooooh - the Chicago Blackhawks are one point, and one standings rank, above the CBJ right now. And they just happen to be playing on Friday night in Chicago. That'll be a big game...
Anyhoo, let's look at tonight's docket. If you're a Blue Jackets fan, you should be rooting for the following:
- Blue Jackets beat the Kings (no-brainer, but CBJ wins are monumentally important)
- Capitals beat the Ducks
- Blackhawks and the Wild resolve the game in regulation (both scenarios equally help the CBJ, just as long as it's not a 3-point game)
- Same thing for Stars and Flames - get the game decided in regulation