Well, well changed my strategy a bit Thursday and had a 3-1 NHL night -- not too far from 4-0. Maybe I should go on a siesta until the playoffs? I was actually going to play Columbus on the puckline, but two pieces of news changed that: Patrik Laine (22G, 30A) is now out for the season and it's Michael Hutchinson in net. The journeyman is 0-2-1 with a 4.16 GAA and .875 save percentage in six appearances.
There's no beating around the bush here -- the Blue Jackets are bad. But even as they struggle to get outright wins, they're above water ATS. My model has Columbus covering in 67% of its simulations for tonight's game, which makes the price a great value.