Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursday Prediction

Look for the Columbus Blue Jackets to keep playoff hopes alive in Edmonton

The Pick: Columbus -135 over Edmonton

We really like the way the Blue Jackets are playing recently as it appears that Rick Nash is on a mission to get his team in the playoffs. Columbus has only lost once in regulation since February 10th and is 6-2-2 in their last ten. This is as close to a must-win game as there is for the Jackets, since they sit 5 points out of a playoff spot. Edmonton is playing out the string and is in the final game of a four game homestand in which they have gone 1-2. Perhaps Nashville took the Oilers lightly on Tuesday night and paid for it by losing 3-2. We don't expect Columbus to do the same.