The Stretch Run
The Blue Jackets play their first game following the Olympic break this Thursday against New Jersey. That road tilt starts a key stretch run for the CBJ, which we can break down by the numbers...
Games remaining: 24, played over the course of 45 days
Games remaining home/road: 12 and 12
Games remaining against Western Conference opponents: 9
Games remaining against Eastern Conference opponents: 15
Games remaining against Eastern Conference teams currently above the Blue Jackets* in the standings: 8
Games remaining against Eastern Conference teams currently below the Blue Jackets* in the standings: 7
Games remaining against Metropolitan Division teams: 8
Longest road trip remaining: 3 games (March 6-Chicago, March 8-Nashville, March 10-Dallas)
Longest homestand remaining: 3 games (April 4-Chicago, April 6-Islanders, April 8-Phoenix)
Back-to-backs remaining: 6
*The Blue Jackets are currently 9th in the Conference.