Columbus Blue Jackets March and April 2019 Schedule Breakdown

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 23: Riley Nash #20 of the Boston Bruins skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Six of the Eastern Conference First Round in the 2018 Stanley Cup Play-offs at the Air Canada Centre on April 23, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Bruins 3-1.(Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Riley Nash
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 23: Riley Nash #20 of the Boston Bruins skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Six of the Eastern Conference First Round in the 2018 Stanley Cup Play-offs at the Air Canada Centre on April 23, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Bruins 3-1.(Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Riley Nash /
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Week Four: March 25th-31st

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NASHVILLE, TN – APRIL 7: P.K. Subban #76 of the Nashville Predators defends against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on April 7, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) /

The Columbus Blue Jackets should have a playoff spot secured in by the final two weeks of the season. If they don’t, the schedule sets up very nicely for them to rack up some easy points against teams that should be looking toward their lottery odds and not their playoff seeding.

That starts with two games at home against two of the worst teams in the east. The Islanders come into Nationwide Arena on Tuesday March 26th followed by the Montreal Canadiens on the 28th.

Then comes back-to-back road games over the weekend which present a slight challenge. First, the Jackets fly to Nashville to take on the Predators on Saturday night. Then the team heads north to Buffalo to play the Sabres at 6pm in Western New York. The Jackets should fair well in the back end of this two game road series.

The race for a playoff spot in the east is likely going to be a race to 98 points. In the last week in March, the Jackets should be able to get six, relatively easy points as they wrap up the season.

Week Four Prediction: 3-1-0