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Previewing critical back-to-back Penguins-Blue Jackets games

Tim Benz
| Wednesday, March 6, 2019 1:30 a.m
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Columbus Blue Jackets’ Seth Jones, right, slashes Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby during the third period Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. Jones was called for a penalty on the play. The Penguins beat the Blue Jackets 5-2.

Somerset native Bob McElligott is the play-by-play man for the Columbus Blue Jackets. He joins me for the Thursday Sided.co “Hockey Week” podcast.

The Penguins and Columbus have enormous back-to-back games coming up. These contests Thursday and Saturday are huge in the Metropolitan Division standings and may go a long way toward determining the Eastern Conference bracket.

We ask Bob about the Blue Jackets up-and-down play since they made all those trades at the deadline, their issues with the Penguins in crucial situations and whether the Penguins will face Keith Kinkaid in net.


LISTEN: Previewing critical back-to-back Penguins-Blue Jackets games


Also, we examine the state of the Metro Division positioning battle, and the wild card race.

Plus, will the Blue Jackets ever win a playoff series? And could it be against the Penguins?

Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at tbenz@tribweb.com or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.

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