The Columbus Blue Jackets are dropping a lot of points in a point of the season where every point matters for their playoff hopes.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are losing games they need to win, especially against teams who they are battling for a playoff spot or are nowhere near a playoff spot. These are games that the Blue Jackets cannot afford to lose if they want to be around once the playoffs start.
Teams who the Jackets are dropping points to include the Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers among others.
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A big part of the reason why they’re unable to win lately is simply due to a lack of scoring. They’ve scored a total of four goals in the last four games, which at this point in the season against playoff teams isn’t even close to enough.
The Blue Jackets picked a very bad time to start dropping games, as all the teams they’re battling with for playoffs spots are on hot streaks except for the Montreal Canadiens. Every point matters, yet for some reason the Columbus Blue Jackets don’t seem to understand that.
While their struggles certainly aren’t due to a lack of effort, they need to figure out the problem as soon as possible otherwise the season will end in disaster.
Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel have been disappointing to this point in their tenure with the Blue Jackets, and while a solid playoff run could redeem that in the minds of fans they would need to qualify for the post-season first.
The season until the trade deadline had been a promising one for the Columbus Blue Jackets, but now it seems as if they’re dropping quickly. With the post-season less than a month away, the Jackets need to pick up wins sooner rather than later especially tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins.