Are the Columbus Blue Jackets Prone to Win the Stanley Cup?
One of the surprise teams in the NHL playoffs is the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Jackets swept the best team in the NHL in the first round. They came into the series against the Tampa Bay Lightning as heavy underdogs. The Blue Jackets found a way to win four straight games, in fact, the only time they seemed out of the series was in the first period of game 1. With head coach John Tortorella at the helm, he seems to have the team playing good hockey at the right time. The Blue Jackets had to win a game just a few nights before the regular season ended.
Here is why the Jackets are prone to make a run and not make run at the Stanley Cup.
Prone to make a run
The Blue Jackets had played solid hockey. They are now in the second round playing the team that finished behind the Lightning in the standings. The Bruins will test the same attributes the Lightning did. The Blue Jackets have a hot goaltender which is what teams need to make a run at winning the Cup. They have found ways to win close games. Their second-round series will probably go all 7 games.
Prone not to make a run
The one thing that may hurt Columbus is lack of playoff experience. With the current team, it’s hard to win in the playoffs when they don’t know what to except. Their opponent will also possess a threat because of that experience. The Bruins are a good team. They have a way to score a lot of goals and hold their opponents to very few. If they can find a way to overcome this, they will move on to the Eastern Conference finals to play either the Carolina Hurricanes or New York Islanders.
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