Sunday, March 23, 2014

On the Outside Looking In

Not a lot of help yesterday in the NHL.  Philly won its fifth straight game.  The Rangers won their fourth straight, Washington, Detroit and Carolina won as well.  If ever the CBJ were to go on a winning streak, now would be a good time to do so.  Now that the bile from the Rangers game has settled a little, it is easy to see that it is only one game, but boy could we have used the two points.

Win to get in, tie to get by, as Mrs. Gallos says.  Lose, and, well.....

The CBJ can't afford to treat today's game with the Islanders as anything but a playoff game.  Or more appropriately, a play-in game.  Win and you vault back up into the standings.  The cold hard math side of me says the CBJ have a couple more losses that they can give, and still make it in.  Looking at the way the Flyers, Rangers, and Redwings are playing, it seems like nothing but a sweep of the remaining games will get us in.  But you have to love a playoff hunt.  It's been a long time since I have been this engaged for Blue Jackets hockey, especially at this time of year, even considering last year's run.  Hence the bile when we lose.  Oh well.  Some day I'll grow up.

Win to get in.


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