Not so this year where Columbus appeared to have a hard time for the majority of the season prior to an eight-game winning streak that has actually brought heaven Jackets into contention for an automated playoff location in the Metropolitan Department.
Monday Columbus was required to overtime at the TD Garden in Boston prior to beating their hosts 5-4. Camera Atkinson was on target in the additional frame for heaven Jackets after Boone Jenner, Sonny Milano, Thomas Vanek and Artemi Panarin had actually all scored in guideline.
Tuesday Columbus will finish their short 2 video game roadway swing at Madison Square Garden in New York versus the Rangers prior to heading the home of the Nationwide Arena to host the Florida Panthers and the St. Louis Blues later on in the week.
Heaven Jackets 8-2-0 record over the previous 10 video games has actually put pressure on the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers above Columbus in the Division standings.
Simply 4 points cover the 4 competitors with Washington, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia all in action on Tuesday also versus the Dallas Stars, New York Islanders and Detroit Red Wings respectively.
All 4 groups look poised to make the concern and the postseason is now whether they are signed up with by the New Jersey Devils or the Florida Panthers? The Devils have a 3 point lead over the Panthers however have actually played 2 more video games.
Florida blanked the Montreal Canadiens for a 3rd successive compare in between the 2 sides on Monday to win the season series.