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BLUE JACKETS MISS PLAYOFFS
April 13, 2015

Despite a 4-game winning streak to close the season, grabbing the final playoff spot in the process, the Blue Jackets had to endure an excruciating Sunday evening watching from the locker room while the Vancouver Canucks and St. Louis Blues played for the opportunity to surpass them in the playoff race.

Both the Canucks and Blues ended up winning their games, St. Louis 3-1 over the Rangers and the Canucks 4-3 over the Devils, relegating the Blue Jackets to 10th place in the Western Conference and hitting the golf course earlier than they had hoped.

The Canucks Daniel Sedin added to his league-leading goal total, finishing the season with 41 tallies en route to his first career Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy while Sidney Crosby, with 91 points, secured yet another Art Ross Trophy to add to his collection, surpassing the Rangers' Brad Richards on the final day of the season.

Goal-scoring woes plagued the Blue Jackets all year and will ultimately be the focal point of the offseason. They managed just 211 goals on the year, 10th worst in the league, wasting a solid season from goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, who posted a career-best 93.0 SV% on the year.

The aforementioned Bobrovsky was one of several bright spots for the Jackets over the course of the campaign, alongside skilled right winger Cam Atkinson, who led the team in goals with 32 and points with 55, and defenders Jack Johnson and James Wisniewski, both of whom posted a dozen goals a piece as well as 36 and 38 points respectively.

Unfortunately, no other forward was able to score more than 17 goals for the squad, which may mean changes up front next season. GM Mackenzie would not divulge his offseason plans. The Blue Jackets posses the 13th overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft in June.

Columbus Blue Jackets: 2014-2015 Regular Season Summary
Record39-32-11 (89 points, 17th)
Goals For211 (21st)
Goals Against202 (6th)
Power Play Efficiency16.7% (13th)
Penalty Kill Efficiency84.7% (11th)

Individual Statistics
SKATERGPGAP+/-
Cam Atkinson82322355+12
Matt Calvert82152439+10
James Wisniewski68122638+3
R.J. Umberger82132538+2
Jack Johnson82122436+23
Derick Brassard71132134-1
Artem Anisimov77151833-2
Tomas Kubalik73171431-4
Brandon Dubinsky80151530+3
Nick Foligno74161127+10
Colton Gillies7981725+2
Ryan Murray8032225Even
Maksim Mayorov5461117-3
Ryan Johansen557916-6
Cody Goloubef6031215+3
Fedor Tyutin7031215-10
Derek Dorsett7451015+7
David Savard505712-7
Derek Mackenzie455510-4
John Moore23257-1
Nikita Nikitin69167+2
Jared Boll21033-2
Mark Letestu4000Even
Dalton Prout21000-5
GOALTENDERRECORDGAASV%SO
Sergei Bobrovsky29-20-62.1493.0%7
Steve Mason10-12-52.6491.6%2


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