The Blue Jackets look to play spoiler as they play their second game in as many nights this time in Vancouver to face the Canucks.
Columbus' recent surge includes a pair of shootout victories over Edmonton after it beat the Oilers 4-3 on the road Wednesday. Curtis McElhinneymade 44 saves before stopping two of three attempts in the tiebreaker. Sergei Bobrovskymay be back in net, but he's surrendered 10 goals on 64 shots while losing the last two games against the Canucks. The Blue Jackets are all but mathematically eliminated from the playoff race in the East.
The Canucks are in the hunt for a playoff spot and currently sit in second place in the Pacific but they are well off of a sure thing to qualify and will be in a dogfight until the very end. Vancouver is getting healthy at the right time and the pieces returning are vital to their success and with a win over the Flyers in their last outing this game seems like a foregone conclusion that they are going to skate away victorious. While you have to be cautious of the let down spot here the Canucks are simply the better team and need wins against the also rans to make the difference between qualifying and not. Vancouver rolls.
I'll take Vancouver in regular.