Despite trailing 3-2 in the best-of-7 series after losing three in a row

Despite trailing 3-2 in the best-of-7 series after losing three in a row, the Blue Jackets have reason to be confident they can win Game 6 in Columbus on Monday and play Game 7 in Washington on Wednesday, like coach John Tortorella stated they would. After a 4-1 loss in Game 4 on Thursday, the Blue Jackets responded with their best game of the series. They had the Capitals on their heels for long stretches and if not for Holtby, they would be leading the series with a chance to advance Monday. They’ll need to shrug off the disappointing ending and rebound again, but know how evenly matched these teams are after four of the first five games went to overtime.