Attendance for the Blue Jackets season finale was 19,002, and watching those fans fill up Nationwide Arena was an apt metaphor for a season that would start slowly, but build into a storyline that eventually captured the attention of Columbus and beyond.
Cam Atkinson said the roar of the crowd gave him butterflies. General manager Jarmo Kekäläinen told us he got goosebumps. Hear from Atkinson, Kekäläinen, Jack Johnson and Nick Foligno, as well as watch CBJ supporters pack the house in the video below.
Columbus would beat Nashville 3-1 that night, but fall short of the playoffs due to Minnesota’s 3-1 win over Colorado later that evening.