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

Tim Benz
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 “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 [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.

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