FINALLY: The Columbus Blue Jackets Have Their First Playoff Series Win in Franchise History

By Kyle Morrison on April 17, 2019 at 12:14 am
Cam Atkinson celebrates the Blue Jackets first ever playoff series win.
USA Today – Aaron Doster

Funny how things turn out.

Of the five playoff series in Columbus Blue Jackets franchise history, this was undoubtedly supposed to be the toughest one. Despite being matched up with the President's Trophy winning Tampa Bay Lightning, the Blue Jackets were able to pull off something they'd never done before: they won a playoff series. 

Hell, "won" may be an understatement. Their series sweep wasn't just unexpected, it was unprecedented. No team in NHL history had ever pulled off a first-round sweep against a President's Trophy winner. But that's the national narrative.

Locally in Columbus, just making it to the second round is the bigger story. Over the last few years, the Blue Jackets have played plenty of playoff thrillers, but until now, they'd never come out on top of a series. 

Suffice to say, people are excited. 


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