Luck might be on side of Blue Jackets this season

Updated: October 17, 2006, 1:57 PM ET
By Linda Cohn | Special to ESPN.com

It was definitely a turning point.

Late in March, the Columbus Blue Jackets trailed 3-0 against the Detroit Red Wings, who were on their way to another Presidents' Trophy. Then, Columbus posted a third-period comeback en route to a 5-4 shootout win over Detroit.

After that game, the Blue Jackets finished an injury-plagued season with a 7-3-1 final stretch, posting the seventh-best record in the league over the second half. Although they were out of the playoff hunt, they ...

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