It Finally Happened: The Blue Jackets No Longer Hold a Playoff Spot

By Sam Blazer on February 10, 2018 at 2:53 pm
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have been in playoff position for almost the entire season, but they have finally dropped out. They now sit in seventh place in the Metropolitan Division with time winding down in the regular season.

The team is winless in five straight games (0-4-1), four of which were in regulation. The Blue Jackets have only scored more than two goals twice in their past 15 games, which just isn't going to get it done. 

The Blue Jackets fell so far down the standings thanks to a New York Islanders overtime win against the Detroit Red Wings and a Carolina Hurricanes win against the Vancouver Canucks.

With a win against the New Jersey Devils on the backend of their back-to-back, the Blue Jackets would vault themselves right back into playoff position. Instead of controlling their own destiny, the team will be scoreboard watching for the rest of the season. 

Metropolitan Division W L OT PTS ROW GF GA HOME ROAD L10 STREAK
Washington 32 17 5 69 29 169 156 20-8-1 12-9-4 5-3-2 W2
Pittsburgh 30 22 4 64 28 172 170 20-7-1 10-15-3 6-3-1 L1
New Jersey 27 18 8 62 24 159 159 15-9-3 12-9-5 4-6-0 L2
Philadelphia 26 19 9 61 26 157 158 14-9-5 12-10-4 6-3-1 W2
N.Y. Islanders 27 23 6 60 24 191 207 15-8-4 12-15-2 4-4-2 W1
Carolina 25 21 9 59 22 148 165 13-9-5 12-12-4 5-4-1 W1
Columbus 27 23 4 58 21 141 154 16-10-1 11-13-3 2-7-1 L5
N.Y. Rangers 26 24 5 57 23 161 171 18-10-3 8-14-2 3-7-0 W1

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