Blue Jackets Come Up Short Against Jets and with It the Team's Playoff Chances Begin to Get Slimmer

By Sam Blazer on March 3, 2019 at 9:37 pm
Blake Wheeler tries to rub Zach Werenski out of the play early in the game between the Blue Jackets and Jets.

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Coming into this Sunday evening affair, the Columbus Blue Jackets knew what was needed in their game against the Winnipeg Jets. A win and nothing else was going to do.

Unfortunately for Columbus, they came up short.

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The first period saw the Blue Jackets take three penalties and get put up against the wall early. Add that to the fact that they gave up the first goal of the game; it didn't look great for the home team. Luckily, later on, the Blue Jackets would get a goal from Nick Foligno who cleaned it up down in front.

The second period was a little more Blue Jackets as they saw the shot share go more in their direction. Seth Jones scored for the Blue Jackets, and Blake Wheeler would score for the Jets in the period.

Once again, the Blue Jackets would dominate the shot share, but it didn't matter. Columbus would get plenty of chances, but a Wheeler deflection put the Jets ahead halfway through the frame. He would add two more in the period including an empty netter.

The Blue Jackets looked better than they did the day before, but they couldn't do anything to come out with a win. They looked listless and with it, Columbus may now miss the playoffs. What a disaster it has been since the trade deadline.

Injury Update

Ryan Murray continues to sit out with an injury for a seventh straight game.

Next Up

The Blue Jackets will play next against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 pm at the Prudential Center.

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