The Columbus Blue Jackets Need A Fast Start

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Opening night for the Columbus Blue Jackets is ONE day away, and my brain has stopped processing any information unless it has something to do with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The major thing my brain has been processing is what the Blue Jackets need to do to get off to a fast start, and keep this momentum building in this city, for this team.

I wanted to take a look at the first 10 games of the season, and see how the Columbus Blue Jackets could get this season off on the right foot instead of stumbling out of the gates as they did last year, which ended up ultimately costing them a playoff berth.

Jun 5, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) keeps the puck away from Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) during the first period in game three of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

As everybody in this city knows, or should know, opening night kicks off October 4th, against the Calgary Flames. Now this should be a great game to get the fast start off and running. The Flames lost their long time goaltender in Miikka Kiprusoff, and will be starting Joey MacDonald, in all likelihood in his place.

The Flames have nothing special happening on the offensive side of the puck, as they lost long time captain Jarome Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins last Spring. With the atmosphere in Nationwide Arena rocking on Friday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets should extinguish the Flames in no time.

Prediction: CBJ 4  Calgary 1

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