April 27, 2013 in Sports

Jackets go from last to possibly playoffs

Rusty Miller Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It might be the most important regular-season game in Columbus Blue Jackets history – or maybe just the end of a remarkable turnaround.

When they host the Nashville Predators tonight in the final game on their schedule, the Blue Jackets still hold out hope of making the Stanley Cup playoffs.

From dead last in the NHL two months ago to the last game meaning something, this has been a turnaround season for the Blue Jackets.

There are two scenarios in today’s regular-season finales that would put Columbus into the playoffs. A win against Nashville coupled with the Dallas Stars beating the Detroit Red Wings in regulation would put the Blue Jackets into the postseason.

Earning more points than the Wild tonight would work, too. Minnesota plays the Colorado Avalanche in Denver.

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