Five Teams I REALLY Want The Columbus Blue Jackets To Beat In 2014!

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Team #5 – Florida Panthers

Game: Saturday February 4th, 2014, Saturday March 1st, 2014 & Saturday April 12th, 2014

Mark Letestu (17) – Brian Campbell (51)

Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Confused? You may be asking yourself…”Why the Florida Panthers?”

The Florida Panthers are the only Eastern conference team that the Blue Jackets have not faced yet – and they will see each other three times in 2014. The second and main reason: Columbus will end the regular season in Florida facing the Panthers. If the playoff race is anything like last season, it could come down to the very last game, and I want Columbus to end the season victorious.

The Panthers have 35 points so far this season and are in 7th place in the competitive Atlantic division. In the last ten games the Panthers have won 6 and only dropped four, giving them a 15-20-5 record.

Winning all three games against the Panthers could definitely help move the Blue Jackets up in the standings, and coming out on top in the final game of the season could become an important event in the Blue Jackets road to the playoffs.