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Blue Jackets win, await Wild’s result

Apr 27, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

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The Columbus Blue Jackets did their part to make the playoffs on Saturday, beating the Nashville Predators 3-1.

While the Detroit Red Wings took care of the Dallas Stars to clinch the seventh seed, Columbus needs the Colorado Avalanche to beat the Minnesota Wild or their playoff dreams will end.

(The Wild hold the regulation/overtime wins tiebreaker.)

The Blue Jackets finished April 9-3-0 despite facing a rigorous six-game road trip.

After Shea Weber opened Saturday’s scoring, the Blue Jackets overwhelmed Nashville in the third period with goals from Brandon Dubinsky, Jack Johnson and Cam Atkinson to win the game.

Either way, the Blue Jackets finished the 2013 season fighting. The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline reports Columbus fired a season-high 47 shots in Saturday’s game, with 25 coming in a desperate final frame.

They’re hoping for more than just a moral victory tonight, though.

  1. canucks30 - Apr 27, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Unfortunately, it looks like Columbus fans are going to be left disappointed again.

    Wonder if missing the playoffs will hurt Sergei Bobrovsky’s Vezina Trophy bid.

  2. ludacrish05 - Apr 27, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    I’m a caps fan but man I really wanted to see blue jackets get in

  3. ludacrish05 - Apr 27, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Well get Nash for you in the playoffs!

  4. profsudz - Apr 27, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Anyone relying on the Avs for their happiness is doomed to a life of misery

  5. isphet71 - Apr 27, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    I was so hoping to see Columbus get in at Minnesota’s expense.

    • rsmaggiemae - Apr 29, 2013 at 12:10 AM

      I wanted the BlueJackets in and not Detroit.. it would be nice to see other teams in once instead of all the big big city teams…. I live in Minn and was pulling for Detroit to go away and for Columbus to get in the 8th spot so they could play the Hawks and not us …

  6. bballnut50 - Apr 27, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    BUT NOOOOOOOO. the hockey gods have spoken, the state of hockey needs to take its rightful place in the playoffs, don’t hate us cause you ain’t us!!!!!

  7. jacketsfan7 - Apr 28, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Still we did great this season , and I hope most people realize , there was only 48 games this season , it barely mattered , with bobby in net I bet well make the playoffs next year regardless if we’re facing the best teams

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