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Red-hot Blue Jackets still have playoff hopes heading into final regular-season game Saturday

Friday, 04.26.2013 / 12:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Red-hot Blue Jackets still have playoff hopes heading into final regular-season game Saturday

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It might be the most important regular-season game in Columbus Blue Jackets history — or an ultimately meaningless one.

When they host the Nashville Predators on Saturday night, they still hold out hope of making the Stanley Cup playoffs for only the second time.

Even if they get bumped out — we're looking at you, Detroit Red Wings — what a wild ride it's been.

From dead last in the NHL two months ago to the last game meaning something, this has been a turnaround season for the Blue Jackets and for their Vezina Trophy front-runner as best goaltender, Sergei Bobrovsky.

Both have done a U-turn.

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The fans love it, and it looked like they were having fun. It was great to see this city [Columbus]. They had been waiting a couple years for this game. They did it right.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos after the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday