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.

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