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614 Sports: Can CBJ ride winning wave, survive Avalanche?

CBJ: The Avalanche (of Wins?) Is Coming

The last two games on their west coast trip saw the Columbus Blue Jackets (73 points) defeat and outscore the San Jose Sharks (79 points) and Vegas Golden Knights (89 points) by a combined score of 8-3. CBJ winger #9 Artemi Panarin netted 3 goals and 2 assists in these games. Skating on thin ice with the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference, the Blue Jackets are surprising their superior opponents. Returning home to face the Colorado Avalanche (77 points), fans are hoping this small winning streak against higher-ranked teams continues versus a squad also on thin ice in the Western Conference’s Wild Card race.

The Columbus Blue Jackets host the Colorado Avalanche tonight at Nationwide Arena at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Ohio.

(Attorney) General DeWine Is Battling for Columbus’ Crew

Good News: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine kept his word from late last year and has taken legal action against Precourt Sports Ventures and MLS concerning the club’s potential move to Austin after this season. The joint response from MLS and Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt was unsurprisingly misleading and delusional. Now, one of the immediate benefits of this Art Modell-inspired lawsuit is that the public association between Anthony Precourt and Art Modell is getting stronger by the day for soccer fans and non-soccer fans alike who are following this ever-evolving story.

Better News: #SaveTheCrew’s “Community Kit” will be revealed in its entirety tonight at King Avenue 5 from 6-9 p.m. in Grandview. Details here. The locally-sponsored jersey is both a reminder of Crew SC’s dedicated, widespread local business support and the unyielding, resourceful movement of the beautiful game.

Great News: Following a 2-nil season-opening road win against last season’s MLS Cup champions, Columbus Crew SC hosts the Montreal Impact this Saturday afternoon at MAPFRE Stadium at 1 p.m. on ABC 6 WSYX and Spectrum Sports.

#SaveTheCrew and #FillTheFre

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