SAN JOSE -- After having four days off and spending the past three in San Jose, the well-rested Columbus Blue Jackets will continue their four-game road trip on Thursday against the road weary San Jose Sharks at SAP Center.
"I think we're all itching to get back and play," Columbus coach Todd Richards said after the Blue Jackets' morning skate. "It will be a great test. It starts with San Jose [Thursday]. Can't look past anything, but it will be a tough game against Anaheim and then you got L.A. Nine tough periods of hockey, and it starts with a good San Jose team."
The Blue Jackets arrived in San Jose on Monday and have spent the past three days practicing, resting and bonding. The Sharks, meanwhile, finished a five-game East Coast road trip Tuesday at Boston.