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April 26, 2014

While many Columbus fans may be disappointed that the club did not make it out of the first round, Blue Jackets GM Mackenzie is optimistic about the future of the club.

"We won our first playoff games in franchise history and we got the experience we need to go further next year," he said. "Young teams don't just step into their first ever playoffs and win the Stanley Cup. You have to lose to be able to learn what it takes to win, so I'm not disappointed at all."

The Colorado Avalanche took a stranglehold 2-0 series lead at home only for the Blue Jackets to battle back to tie the series in Ohio. The team showed that same gumption by battling back from a 3-0 deficit in the 3rd to push overtime in Game 5 only to drop a heartbreaker in the extra frame. However, that was all the fight Columbus had left as they were summarily decimated by the Avalanche in Game 6, losing 5-1 and getting outshot 32-18, generating only 2 shots in the 3rd period while the Avs pumped 15 shots on Bobrovsky. Winger Andrei Kostitsyn led the way for the Avs in the final game, scoring a hat trick and adding another assist for a 4-point night.

Western Conference Quarter-Finals
vs. #2 Colorado Avalanche (47-25-10)

Game 1: COL def. CBJ 6-2
Game 2: COL def. CBJ 5-4
Game 3: CBJ def. COL 2-1
Game 4: CBJ def. COL 4-1
Game 5: COL def. CBJ 4-3 OT
Game 6: COL def. CBJ 5-1

Goals For16
Goals Against22
Power Play Efficiency0%
Penalty Kill Efficiency94.4%

Derick Brassard6134+1
Vinny Prospal6314+3
Tomas Kubalik6213+1
Nikita Nikitin6213-2
Derek Dorsett6112-4
Artem Anisimov6022-1
Jack Johnson6112Even
Fedor Tyutin6112-3
R.J. Umberger6202+1
David Savard6022-1
Brandon Dubinsky6011Even
Nick Foligno6101-4
Derek Mackenzie6101-5
Cam Atkinson6101+1
Adrian Aucoin6011-4
Jared Boll6011-3
Matt Calvert6011-5
James Wisniewski6011-1
Sergei Bobrovsky2-43.5988.4%0

Conference Quarter-Finals Matchups
#1 Nashville Predators (51-25-6) def. #8 Chicago Blackhawks (39-31-12) in 6 games
#2 Colorado Avalanche (47-25-10) def. #7 Columbus Blue Jackets (41-32-9) in 6 games
#3 San Jose Sharks (44-33-5) def. #6 Vancouver Canucks (42-31-9) in 7 games
#4 Minnesota Wild (49-27-6) def. #5 Detroit Red Wings (41-25-16) in 6 games

#8 New York Rangers (42-33-7) def. #1 Toronto Maple Leafs (55-25-2) in 7 games
#2 Pittsburgh Penguins (45-30-7) def. #7 Florida Panthers (42-32-8) in 7 games
#3 Carolina Hurricanes (42-31-9) def. #6 Montreal Canadiens (41-31-10) in 6 games
#5 Philadelphia Flyers (43-31-8) def. #4 Buffalo Sabres (44-29-9) in 6 games

Conference Semi-Finals Matchups
#4 Minnesota Wild (49-27-6) def. #1 Nashville Predators (51-25-6) in 5 games
#3 San Jose Sharks (44-33-5) def. #2 Colorado Avalanche (47-25-10) in 5 games

#2 Pittsburgh Penguins (45-30-7) def. #8 New York Rangers (42-33-7) in 5 games
#3 Carolina Hurricanes (42-31-9) def. #5 Philadelphia Flyers (43-31-8) in 5 games

Conference Finals Matchups
#4 Minnesota Wild (49-27-6) def. #3 San Jose Sharks (44-33-5) in 5 games

#3 Carolina Hurricanes (42-31-9) def. #2 Pittsburgh Penguins (45-30-7) in 7 games

Stanley Cup Finals
#4 Minnesota Wild (49-27-6) def. #3 Carolina Hurricanes (42-31-9) in 7 games

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