The Columbus Blue Jackets may be trying to tank tonight’s game to play the Capitals in the first round
This news will never be officially confirmed by the team, but John Tortorella and the Columbus Blue Jackets have an interesting strategy heading into their final regular season game against the Nashville Predators.
With a regulation victory over the Presidents’ Trophy-winning club, Columbus could clinch the third spot in the Metropolitan Division standings, forcing a first-round matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins. A huge game with potential later round home-ice implications, right?
Instead, the Blue Jackets are going to roll the dice and sit some of their prominent players, according to The Athletic’s Aaron Portzline.