Columbus Blue Jackets: Minding the Playoffs – March 9th

The Columbus Blue Jackets had a hard fought victory last night, but what happened with the rest of the games that affect the team?

The Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 last night in a must-win game which was directly the most important game of the night. Their next game against the New York Islanders tomorrow night will be just as important in the long run.

The New York Islanders lost their game last night against the Philadelphia Flyers which could either be great for the Blue Jackets or disastrous if the Flyers string too many wins together.

Meanwhile in Nashville, the Carolina Hurricanes kept up their recent dominating play and walked out with a 5-3 victory.

The most important game of the day however, was the Columbus Blue Jackets vs the Pittsburgh Penguins. Which luckily resulted in the Blue Jackets playing some of their best hockey in quite a while and ending the streak of losses to Pittsburgh.

Not only was it important for morale and confidence, but also in the standings. The Blue Jackets gained an important two points, while the Penguins dropped two. The “four point game” as it is commonly called is important throughout the season, but it gets even more important as the season gets closer to the end.

While the results last night weren’t entirely in the favor of the Columbus Blue Jackets, two of them went as well as they could realistically. The only spoiler of the night was the Carolina Hurricanes who were able to walk out with a win, while the rest of the games went as well as possible.

The Blue Jackets won and the New York Islanders lost to the Philadelphia Flyers in what was essentially a lose-lose type of game for the Blue Jackets. Overall it was a good night for Columbus.