Week Three: January 14th-20th
Following the toughest week all year, this slate of three games should look like a cakewalk for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Although there is a back-to-back with travel, the Jackets should be favored in all three games.
The week starts at home on Tuesday the 15th against the New Jersey Devils. The Metro matchup will be the teams third metro opponent in a row.
The Jackets will then have two full days off until the host the hapless Habs from Montreal. The Canadians, much like the Rangers, will rely almost solely on their Vezina caliber goalie, Carey Price, for any wins the accumulate this season.
The night following the Montreal victory, the team will fly to the Twin Cities to take on the Wild. Minnesota didn’t do a ton in the offseason and will likely be another year older and slower. Not a great proposisiton for Bruce Boudreaux’s squad. Expect the Jackets to play well on the back end of this two game swing.
This is exacatly the three game schedule the Jackets need to get back on track following a week where they face Tampa, Nashville, and Washington.